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courant
08-15-2011, 03:30 PM
Is it possible to make synthetic gold, using the LHC for example? (Got a little info of it from wikipedia but it doesn't really explain alot)

And how much would it cost to make synthetic gold?

Malignment
08-15-2011, 03:34 PM
Is it possible to make synthetic gold, using the LHC for example? (Got a little info of it from wikipedia but it doesn't really explain alot)

And how much would it cost to make synthetic gold?

It would cost a few magnitudes more than mining it. The LHC's electric bill is out of this world :D

Sundog
08-15-2011, 04:09 PM
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/f7b05cf2-fcfc-11df-ae2d-00144feab49a.html#axzz1V2xLtdLd

Here's a link to your synthetic gold alloy, with gold and osmium, iridium, ruthenium, copper, nickel, iron, and rhodium.

HighInBC
08-15-2011, 04:11 PM
Particle accelerators produce mere atoms of gold and most of those atoms are unstable. This is at great cost. We don't need to worry about transmutation of elements yet.