Common Uses

  • Sterling silver is used for jewellery, silverware, etc. where appearance is paramount. This alloy contains 92.5% silver, the remainder is copper or some other metal
  • photography
  • dental alloys
  • bactericides
  • solder and brazing alloys
  • electrical contacts
  • high capacity silver-zinc and silver-cadmium batteries
  • silver paints are used for making printed circuits
  • used in mirror production and may be deposited on glass or metals by chemical deposition, electrodeposition, or by evaporation
  • the iodide is used to seeding clouds to produce rain
  • the nitrate is used extensively in photography
  • coinage metal
  • Solar Energy Panels
  • Super-Conductivity Research