[ExI] Gold

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Sat May 25 08:27:39 UTC 2013

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 01:14:29PM -0700, spike wrote:

> If you wanted to make a pan, you would use copper, with a flash coating of
> nickel to the copper, nickel-chromium to the nickel, gold flashed to the
> nichrome.  The total amount of gold isn't all that much, and copper is a
> great heat conductor, so you would get the advantages of even heating and
> material strength of copper, and low stick surface of the gold.  I haven't

Not sure Au surface would be non-stick. It has a pretty high affinity
to sulfur.

What's wrong with a well-seasoned pig iron pan?

> ever seen anything like that on the market, so perhaps that stack I
> suggested would fail under heat cycling.

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