Grey Tin - Tin Pest [Gif]

Submitted by: iansquall 1 year ago in Science

Tin pest is an autocatalytic, allotropic transformation of tin, which causes deterioration of tin objects at low temps.
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Male 1,421
Nickel2: nice tidbit, i didn`t know about whiskers.. Gonna check for that kind of damage from now on. I`m still in favor of lead free tin, that stuff makes you insane so less there is lead in the environment the better.
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Female 6,381
So it stays pure tin, but just reorganizes its atoms into a different arrangement. Huh.
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Male 1,454
the disease is fatal
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Male 2,675
That is the WORST case of tin whiskers I`ve ever heard of. O.O
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Male 5,874
Funny stuff, tin. `Tin whiskers` causes dreadful problems in electronic equipment since the removal of lead from solder.
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Female 4,086
science is so cool.
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