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What is the Gold Play Button REALLY made of?!?

  • Published on Dec 2, 2016 veröffentlicht
  • The Clip-Share Gold Play Button is one of the most coveted awards a Clip-Sharer can get. Is it really made of gold? Is the Silver Play button really made out of silver? There is only one way to find out. Watch as we take the Gold and Silver play buttons from the Clip-Share channel WhatsInside, and stick them deep inside a $750,000 Electron Microscope that will give us the exact elemental make up of the Gold Play button.
    This is the SAME play button that was cut in half by the Whatsinside Clip-Share channel: clip-share.net/video/TfL5ivT_NW0/video.html
    And HERE on Casey Neistats Vlog: clip-share.net/video/SIT8EhUkPxI/video.html
    The Gold Play Button is given to Clip-Sharers who reach 1 Million subscribers.
    The Silver Play Button is given to Clip-Sharers who reach 100k subscribers.
    There is another award for the few Clip-Sharers who reach 10 Million subscribers... Let me know if you have one, and we can asses the elemental make up ;-)
    The Video talks about several different scenarios, but the main point is that the Gold Play button DOES contain REAL GOLD! Which is amazing.
    This video was shot entirely with a Galaxy S7 Edge, and an iPhone 7 Plus. (The computer screen shots were the one filmed with an iPhone. It handled the monitor flicker better, but the audio on iPhone is crap.)
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Comments • 7 529

  • X Surge
    X Surge 3 years ago +3

    Clip-Share : here is your Gold Button

  • bradley morgan
    bradley morgan 4 years ago +2

    %15 gold is honestly better than i was expecting

  • America Yea
    America Yea Year ago +154

    My uncle used to run a gold plating business that ran parts for many different companies including Hewitt Packard at one point. He commented that this is an extremely common issue with gold plating since the brass will not plate properly directly to gold(nor will it have much wear resistance) it is first plated with Nickel and then plated with the composition of Gold requested by the company the Nickel is typically by far the thicker coating for various reasons and will show up in an electron microscope either if the gold is not plated on thick enough or has been worn down his thought on this was that the gold had simply been worn down slightly judging by the state of the play button and that is what is causing the nickel and zinc to show through. this does show that you would need to re plate the piece if you wanted it to last a particularly long time and both front and back are plated to help with corrosion resistance. If you want the part to be safe from oxidization you may want to re plate the parts that were cut or worn down in the front.

  • GR8 Lion
    GR8 Lion 2 years ago +1

    Clip-Share :

  • Christopher Stone
    Christopher Stone 5 years ago +248

    Lots of metals don't "like" to stick to each other, so plated metals typically have multiple layers.

  • Mark Greene
    Mark Greene Year ago +5

    Little late to the game, but the play button is electroplated with nickel to act is a diffusion barrier to keep the gold on the exterior and the bronze on the inside. To add even more protection they'll sometimes add palladium as well. Without the diffusion layer, the gold, copper, and zinc would migrate and mix together.

  • Daniel Bronfenbrener
    Daniel Bronfenbrener 3 years ago +4

    Who left you two alone with an electron microscope

  • Revvv Del
    Revvv Del 3 years ago +240

    "Glass is glass, and glass breaks"

  • N. Elliott
    N. Elliott 2 years ago +9

    Hi Jerry, as a machinist first then research engineer. I would say there was more gold on the surface of the gold button but that hand polishing process to bring out that mirror finish removed a lot of gold bringing it down. Congrats to you all for getting the buttons.

  • Tahir Solkar
    Tahir Solkar 2 years ago +76

    Now thats what we Call "Jerry Rig Everything" Literally Everything 🤣🤣

  • Das Piper
    Das Piper 4 years ago +1

    Wow, I think the Gold Play Button is a very nice award to signify your achievement. I am happy for all those who earn this Award. I know you work hard in making quality videos.

  • thejag1989

    Great video! When using SEM/EDX, try and keep an eye on the interaction volume of the electron beam with the sample. It could be picking up Ni from underneath the Au coating perhaps.

  • Marc Spector
    Marc Spector 3 years ago +4

    Conclusion: there is some gold in gold button, but their is no silver in silver button.

  • Radovan Čech
    Radovan Čech 4 years ago

    Nice vid! I noticed you were changing the accelerating voltages for the EDS analysis - this will indeed give you more precise percentage of gold present in the sample. I am not sure about the Oxford systems, but Bruker has sort of a self consistent model which tells you how big is the interaction volume for X-ray - does Oxford have this as well?

  • Hopsqotch
    Hopsqotch 3 years ago +509

    Finally someone who put Australia the right way round

  • Ilyas Vekilov
    Ilyas Vekilov Year ago +3

    I’m actually very surprised. I thought those buttons were just gold and silver coloured plastic. But the fact that they’re actually metal and have gold in them is very cool.

  • Late Night
    Late Night 3 years ago +149

    I thought he was going to cut open his OWN gold play button. If he did I wouldn't have been surprised, it probably would have also scratched at a level 6 with deeper grooves at a level 7.

  • Juliet Pelosi
    Juliet Pelosi Year ago +1

    Love your videos jerry....so inspiring and motivating!!!

  • NotJashanBains
    NotJashanBains 3 years ago +4

    I thought he'll do scratch test- "DEEPER GROOVES AT LEVEL 7"

  • Briattny Brittany
    Briattny Brittany 4 years ago

    How awesome is that! We used something similar in my analytical chemistry instrumentation class. I never thought I'd see those graphs again. Brings back memories Haha 🤓