Post Number: 10
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 5:27 pm: || |
Will gallium stick to the glass container? Is there a way to get it off or make it not stick? Can you hold gallium or will it coat your hands and drip everywhere? Is there something you can put gallium in that it won't stick to?
Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
Post Number: 1627
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 6:15 pm: || |
Gallium wets glass like water wets glass.
It wets your hands like water wets your hands.
Does water stick to Teflon?
It beads up, but the beads still 'stick'.
Coating the glass with gallium oxide is reported to work for thermometer tubes.
Post Number: 11
|Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 7:21 pm: || |
So what you are saying is that if gallium is heated and left as a liquid it will slowly run off the sides of the glass and pool at the bottom? I want to buy some but if you can't see it or it sticks to things and you can't get it off the little amount in the bottle will soon be gone.
Pauli Karvinen (Paulika)
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Friday, January 15, 2010 - 7:30 am: || |
Does any one know light reflective factor of GaInSn alloy liguid (mirror use).
I only found that it is better than mercyry >75%.
What is best protection for brass against galinstan, Will acrylic-paint or thin household-plastic-foil work.
I am repairing old Leitz microscope reflective (phase-contrast) condenser prism with galinstan.