Silver is the best reflector of light. State the uses of it ?

Asked by sourabhprakash | 5th Mar, 2010, 07:51: PM

Expert Answer:

If you need to know uses of silver, they are,

  • 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 (AgBr)
  • dental alloys
  • 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. When freshly deposited, it is the best reflector of visible light known, but it rapidly tarnishes and loses much of its reflectance


Or you meant uses of reflector of light, they are,

  • Reflector, a device that causes reflection (for example, a mirror )
  • Reflectors, used to intensify light in the desired direction.In luminaires and PAR bulbs
  • Reflector (photography), used to control lighting contrast
  • Reflecting telescope
  • Reflector (antenna), the part of an antenna that reflects radio wave




Answered by  | 6th Mar, 2010, 01:53: PM

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