A poetry on metals

An English poem from the 19th century tells us

Gold is for the mistress
Silver for the maid
Copper for the craftsman
Cunning at his trade
Good said the baron
Sitting in his hall
But iron, cold iron
Is master of them all

It is still actual and true.

PS: I don’t know the actual source. Got this from Landolt-Börnstein Numerical Data and Functional Relationships in Science and Technology; Ternary Alloy Systems Phase Diagrams, Crystallographic and Thermodynamic Data

About Hari Srinivas

I am a PhD student with a major in materials science. My research interests are thin films fabrication for spintronics applications, magnetic materials, TEM, X-ray diffraction.
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  1. This is from Rudyard Kipling’s poem Cold Iron.

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