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Grey Tin - Tin Pest [Gif]

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Grey Tin - Tin Pest [Gif]. Tin pest is an autocatalytic, allotropic transformation of tin, which causes deterioration of tin objects at low temps.
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Hits: 4183 | Favorites: 1 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 4.0 | Category: Science | Date: 06/02/2014
 
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CreamK
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1185 Posts
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 7:50:29 AM
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.

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6406 Posts
Monday, June 2, 2014 7:49:29 PM
So it stays pure tin, but just reorganizes its atoms into a different arrangement. Huh.

747Pilot
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1103 Posts
Monday, June 2, 2014 6:41:00 PM
the disease is fatal

Runemang
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 2669 Posts
Monday, June 2, 2014 3:33:14 PM
That is the WORST case of tin whiskers I've ever heard of. O.O

Nickel2
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4740 Posts
Monday, June 2, 2014 12:38:17 PM
Funny stuff, tin. 'Tin whiskers` causes dreadful problems in electronic equipment since the removal of lead from solder.

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