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

The KZonlines Gold Play Button is one of the most coveted awards a KZonlinesr 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 KZonlines 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 KZonlines channel: kzonlines.info/up/h8x9aMzbiZd-iGA/bejne
And HERE on Casey Neistats Vlog: kzonlines.info/up/hq-Fa6jNiqOAqXk/bejne
The Gold Play Button is given to KZonlinesrs who reach 1 Million subscribers.
The Silver Play Button is given to KZonlinesrs who reach 100k subscribers.
There is another award for the few KZonlinesrs 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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  1. What's Inside?

    What's Inside?

    5 жыл бұрын

    Thanks for not turning the button another color:) Super cool test!

  2. Linkmon99


    3 жыл бұрын

    Curious, does the new Gold one have any gold on it? I'm assuming the silver one doesn't have any silver still (didn't test mine cuz I dont have that insane machine LOL)

  3. bradley morgan

    bradley morgan

    4 жыл бұрын

    %15 gold is honestly better than i was expecting

  4. GR8 Lion

    GR8 Lion

    2 жыл бұрын

    KZonlines :

  5. America Yea

    America Yea

    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.

  6. N. Elliott

    N. Elliott

    2 жыл бұрын

    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.

  7. X Surge

    X Surge

    2 жыл бұрын

    KZonlines : here is your Gold Button

  8. Christopher Stone

    Christopher Stone

    4 жыл бұрын

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

  9. Revvv Del

    Revvv Del

    3 жыл бұрын

    "Glass is glass, and glass breaks"

  10. 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.

  11. dickobrazz01


    2 жыл бұрын

    It is normal that before they do gold plate the thing, they first nickel plate it (or copper plate it) - it improves the surface finish + improves bonding conditions for the gold layer. Gold layer is usually extremely thin (units of micrometers).

  12. Ilyas Vekilov

    Ilyas Vekilov

    Жыл бұрын

    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.

  13. Daniel Bronfenbrener

    Daniel Bronfenbrener

    2 жыл бұрын

    Who left you two alone with an electron microscope

  14. Radovan Čech

    Radovan Čech

    4 жыл бұрын

    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?

  15. Das Piper

    Das Piper

    3 жыл бұрын

    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.

  16. Juliet Pelosi

    Juliet Pelosi

    Жыл бұрын

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

  17. Azharuddin Abbasali

    Azharuddin Abbasali

    5 жыл бұрын

    Yo Zack ! great work man. You kinda reminded me of my dissertation work . And yeah your right about EDAX, it penetrates a little from the surface of the specimen.

  18. Dylan L

    Dylan L

    2 жыл бұрын

    First video I ever watched. Have to say, I was not disappointed. Watched about 2 years ago. Still watching to this day. Keep it up!

  19. Sudam Husain

    Sudam Husain

    2 жыл бұрын

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

  20. Albertin


    2 жыл бұрын