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Q & A: Electromagnetic properties of gold

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Most recent answer: 01/31/2015
Does gold have any electromagnetic properties? If coiled will it create a magnetic flux?
- Ben (age 32)
colorado springs co

Hi Ben,

Gold is a good conductor of electricity and heat  but is not attracted by a magnet.   If you make a coil out of gold wire and run a current though it will create a magnetic flux.

See for some of our previous discussions of the subject.


(published on 01/31/2015)

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