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Gold Evaporation Material (Au)

Gold Evaporation Material (Au)
Gold Evaporation Material (Au)Gold Evaporation Material (Au)
Material Type Gold
Symbol Au
Atomic Weight 196.966569
Atomic Number 79
Color/Appearance Gold, Metallic
Thermal Conductivity 320 W/m.K
Melting Point (°C) 1,064
Coefficient of Thermal Expansion 14.2 x 10-6/K
Theoretical Density (g/cc) 19.3
Z Ratio 0.381
E-Beam Excellent
Thermal Evaporation  Boat:  W*** Mo*** W
Crucible:  Al2O3, BN
E-Beam Crucible Liner Material Fabmate®, Molybdenum
Temp. (°C) for Given Vap. Press. (Torr) 10-8:  807
10-6:  947
10-4:  1,132
Comments Films soft; not very adherent.


Gold is one of the most valuable and sought-after metals in the world. Since its discovery during ancient times, it has been utilized as jewelry, coins, and tools. Still, in today's economy, its most popular use is as jewelry. Gold is one of the more beautiful precious metals with a lustrous, yellow sheen. It has a melting point of 1,064°C, a density of 19.3 g/cc, and a vapor pressure of 10-4 Torr at 1,132°C with its ideal evaporation temperature being around 1,400°C. It is soft, dense, malleable, ductile, and an excellent conductor of heat and electricity. Deposited films of gold are used as layers in the production of semiconductors, sensors, batteries.

Material Notes

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