Introduction

In a lot of decorative applications Ag metal layers are being deposited because of the shiny aspect of Ag. But silver as a metal possesses also the highest electrical conductivity, thermal conductivity and reflectivity of any other metal and posesses well-known anti bacterial characteristics. Besides of its use as precious metals in coins, jewelry, …, silver is applied in numerous industrial applications such as in solar panels, water filtration, electrical contacts and conductors, specialized mirrors, window coatings, anti- bacterial coatings …