The highest conductivity occurs in metals with only one electron occupying a state in that shell. Silver, copper, and gold are examples of high-conductivity metals. Metals are found mainly toward the left side of the periodic table of the elements, and in the transition columns.
This Table gives typical values of thermal several common commercial metals and alloys. Values refer to ambient temperature (0 to 25°C). All values should be regarded as typical, since these properties are dependent on the particular type of alloy, heat treatment, and other factors.
898 ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY OF SELECTED MATERIALS Material Conductivity, mho/m Resistivity, ohm-m Source Polybutylene terephthalate 4 ×1014  Polycarbonate 2 ×1014  Polyester 1013  Polyetheretherketone 6 ×1014  Polyethylene terephthalate 1012  Polyvinyl chloride >1014  Cellulose acetate 108 − 1013  Polyimide 4 ×1013  Polyarylsulfone 3.2 ×1014 –7.71 ×1014 
Conductivity is the reciprocal (inverse) of electrical resistivity. Electrical conductivity is defined as the ratio of the current density to the electric field strength and can be expressed as σ = J / E (1) where . σ = electrical conductivity (1/ohms m, 1/Ω m, siemens/m, S/m, mho/m) J = current density (amps/m 2)
metals. 3. Conductive Materials 3.1. Conduction in Pure Metals The charge transport in pure metals is caused by the drift of free electrons (or “electron gas”). (In some metals like beryllium and zinc, the movement of charge is considered to be due to electron holes.) Free electrons have comparatively high velocities and
In metals the charge carriers are electrons that move freely through the metallic crystalline lattice. Relative to rocks and soils the conductivities are very high. The following are typical values for some select metals: Metals Resistivity [Ohm-m] Aluminum 2.8 x 10-8 Copper 1.7 x 10-8 Iron 10 x 10-8 Mercury 95 x 10-8 Silver 1.6 x 10-8
The conductivity of a material depends on its atomic and molecular structure. A material is conductive when, when coming into contact with a body charged with electricity, electricity is transmitted to all points on its surface. The best electrical conductors are metals. A material is insulating when it has low electrical conductivity. This is ...
Because the size and shape of a substance affect its conductivity the list assumes all samples are the same size. In order of most conductive to least conductive : Metalloid are the substance that show properties of both metals and non-metals. Thus antimony will conduct electricity.
Ferromagnetic metals are strongly attracted by a magnetic force. The common ferromagnetic metals include iron, nickel, cobalt, gadolinium, dysprosium and alloys such as steel that also contain specific ferromagnetic metals such as iron or nickel. Ferromagnetic metals are commonly used to make permanent magnets.
Cobalt, one of the transition metals, has a Curie temperature of 1388 k. The Curie temperature is the maximum temperature at which a ferromagnetic metal exhibits ferromagnetism. Transition metals are the elements found in the center of the periodic table and are characterized by their inconsistent, incomplete outer electron shell.