INTRODUCTION OF SILVER
Silver is a chemical element with atomic number 47. It is a rather unreactive metal due to its electron configuration and reaches the highest conductivity values of all metals - even better than copper.
During the past 2000 years, many civilizations have recognized the properties of silver in preventing diseases. For instances, the Romans used silver nitrate therapeutically whereas the hermetic and alchemnical writings of Paracelsus speak of the virtues of silver as a healing substance. In the 1800s, several physicians discovered the antibacterial (anti germ) qualities of silver and applied them to their practice of medicine.
Nowadays, silver is still used for medical purposes, however limited to mainly outer-body applications. With the rise of digitalization, the Internet of Things and other similar field, silver is mainly to be found in electrical applications.