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I Metal platings on glass and reflection in a mirror

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  1. May 3, 2017 #1
    Which metal platings on glass will provide 100% reflection as a mirror?
    In which case we will get an brighter image than the actual one in mirror?And in which case it will be darker?Which metal(used for platings) will absorb a very little amount of ray? Can anyone give the explanation?
     
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  3. May 3, 2017 #2

    berkeman

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    What reading have you been doing so far about mirror surfaces and reflection? Can you post some links to that reading, and ask specific questions about which parts you don't understand? :smile:
     
  4. May 3, 2017 #3
    I didn't read anything about it recently.I just thought about it.
    I heard that every metal(which is used for coating) absorbs some ray,thats why they can't give 100% reflection.So,I want to know which metal can give maximum reflection?And do the coating have any impact on image?
     
  5. May 3, 2017 #4

    berkeman

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    It's always best here at the PF to do some reading first, and then ask specific questions about your reading if you don't understand something. That's a good way to learn about new things. Especially with the Internet, it is easy to find good articles to do initial reading. Have a look at this Wikipedia article to see if it is a good starting point to learn more about how reflection works:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror

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