TY - CHAP A1 - Bongephiwe Mpilonhle Thethwayo ED1 - Mohindar Singh Seehra ED2 - Alan D. Bristow Y1 - 2018-07-04 PY - 2018 T1 - Extraction of Platinum Group Metals N2 - The use of copper, silver, gold and platinum in jewelry as a measure of wealth is well known. This book contains 19 chapters written by international authors on other uses and applications of noble and precious metals (copper, silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, ruthenium, and rhenium). The topics covered include surface-enhanced Raman scattering, quantum dots, synthesis and properties of nanostructures, and its applications in the diverse fields such as high-tech engineering, nanotechnology, catalysis, and biomedical applications. The basis for these applications is their high-free electron concentrations combined with high-temperature stability and corrosion resistance and methods developed for synthesizing nanostructures. Recent developments in all these areas with up-to-date references are emphasized. BT - Noble and Precious Metals SP - Ch. 18 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.73214 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.73214 SN - 978-1-78923-293-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-11-27 ER -