Aluminum and Mercury

When mercury is added to aluminum, it forms an amalgam (a mercury alloy).
Aluminum is normally protected by a thick oxide layer, but the formation of the amalgam disrupts it. It allows fresh aluminum to react with air to form white aluminum oxide. As the oxide grows, it forms as these cool white fibers.

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-1 1. drsilver commented 84 days ago

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+1 2. snotraddict commented 84 days ago

Nice find Sux.
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+2 3. Judge-Jake commented 82 days ago

Fascinating stuff, weird things happen in science.