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Mercury Vs. Aluminum

Mercury Vs. Aluminum
A small amount of mercury amalgamates itself into an aluminum I-beam and destroys it from within. Gallium scratched into the surface allows the mercury to penetrate the protective oxide layer that normally surrounds anything made of aluminum.


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Posted by techno on November 10, 2010
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