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Copper Turns into “Gold”

A few months ago, an article was released in Science Advances describing how Chinese researchers turned copper into “gold” by blasting it with hot, charged argon gas.

This blasting process knocks off the copper atoms, which are then collected as a very micronized copper sand that has very different properties. This modified copper dust is used as a catalyst to turn coal into alcohol.

While the copper did not actually turn into real gold, it has the same catalytic properties of precious metals such as silver and gold. It also resists oxidation and high temperatures.

The implications are potentially very large. Gold and silver are used in electronics, but of course is very expensive but if copper can be made to have catalytic or electrical properties that are similar to gold or silver, it could be a game-changer.

The full article is here: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/2179209/chinese-scientists-turn-copper-gold

 

John Bedini Surplus Electronics for Sale

Here is a video showing some of the things that are available for sale in a storage locker. Most is of course in boxes, but we’re showing what is out in the open first. We’ll get to the boxed up stuff later.

If you’re interested in anything that you can see, make an offer and email it to the email listed in the video.