Goldbeaters Gold Foil

Goldbeaters Gold Foil

C028/0921 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 63.3MB

Downloadable file size: 2.5MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: Ted Kinsman/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This is a stack of goldbeaters foil. Very small samples of pure metallic gold is beaten between wax papers to create a thin sheet of gold only several dozen atoms thick. Using this technique very large surface sheets of gold can be created from a small quantity f the precious metal. Goldbeaters foil was used in the famous gold foil experiment by Rutherford to show the mass of the atomic nucleus. In modern times this foil is often used to cover wooden frames for expensive artwork.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: au, chemical, chemistry, cut out, cutout, element, experiment, foil, gold, gold foil experiment, goldbeaters, golden, metal, precious metal, rutherford, seamless, thin

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.