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Gallium Induced Structural Failure of an Aluminum Baseball Bat

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December 12 2016

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NurdRage

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In this video we demonstrate the structural failure of an aluminum baseball bat induced by gallium metal. First the aluminum metal baseball bat is filed to removed the surface layer of paint and aluminum oxide. The bat is then placed in a beaker of molten gallium and allowed to diffuse through for a couple of days. Afterward the normally strong bat is rendered extremely weak and can easily be broken with just physical strength. What's happening is the gallium metal is diffusing in between the grain boundaries of the aluminum microcrystals and disrupts their bonding. Being unable to bond together the aluminum is rendered extremely weak. Some of the aluminum also dissolves into the gallium to form an alloy. Some people say it's an amalgam but that's a misnomer. Amalgams are mercury based alloys. Just like steels are normally iron based alloys. While some specific gallium alloys have specific names like galinstan, as a class, gallium alloys don't have a special name and they're just called alloys, they're not amalgams. Donate to NurdRage! Through Patreon (preferred): https://www.patreon.com/NurdRage Through Bitcoin: 1NurdRAge7PNR4ULrbrpcYvc9RC4LDp9pS Glassware generously provided by http://www.alchemylabsupply.com/ Use the discount code "nurdrage" for a 5% discount. Social media links: Twitter: https://twitter.com/NurdRage Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NurdRageYoutube/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nurdrageyoutube/ This video generously sponsored by my patrons: Jon Stanovich Michael Zappe Emil Mikulic Alex S. My P. Nis Lord Martin Hill Matthew Brunette Simon Bitdiddle Cullen Purkis Carl Potter Zane Bacon Roger Martel DuVigneaud Bryan Boettcher Dror Kronstein Michael Gregg Robert Boll Nick Kinnan doug dysart william tips Daniel Astbury Shutaro Highwind Stephen Stair Bobby Nansel Andrea Nall Dom Vasta Tyler Bushey Michael Syam Krishnan Mark Rose Phillip Hutchings Uocjat Marius Klimantavičius Dino Capiaghi Henry Wu steve Antton Tapani Evan Schuld Mecha Chocobo Jason King David Gilmour Dean Bailey Matt Sieker Ben Anderson Jeremy Porter Chase Curtis Connor Reed Wolf Bennett Christian Cooper Samuel Pelzer Wesley Gardner Gabriel Jeantelot Kremling Brian Nietfeld Jean-Marc Bélisle Leon Verrall Feliksas Egan Loughran George Jefferies Syniurge evan Applied Science Micha Gorelick Hanna Anderberg Marcio Yukio Teruya Timothy Vincent Chris M Guerra Patrick Sweetman Collin B Douglas Daniel L. Michal Z Florent Parent Thor Danny Chan Miguel-Angel Gutierrez Casey Kikendall David Drueding Kay Bærulfsen Adrian Kleven Mark Beeunas David Craig House John Bonnin Triple Cee Rauni Kangas Daniel Åland Stephen Andrew Montagne Lior Z.L Joshua L Digiacomo Samuel Ytterbrink Tristan Putzeys Randi Silva Ed McMullen nBoost Output Coupler Xandorcode Al Longley Ariesticnig Greg Emmons Woobly Mark L Pascal De Lisio Tazobactam Emil Lund Jonathan Bear Joshua Crager Rebecca Chung Zach Schneider cj6xu6ru Johann Massyn Goodwine Meyer Bill Noren Joshua Books OpenArms Jason Brammer Paul Grodt Mark Keibler Bas Hessels Joshua Rogers upsidedownoj Julian Nicolai Herbert999 Myndert Papenhuyzen Dean Leggo Tyler Faruque Ross Clark Damien P Kevin C Akshay Joshi Rob Parker Robin Beckett James McIlhargey LVE LFTRnow Magnus Ott Kartin Marc Ethier rd Bob Drucker Kelvin Sac LeGaie Aner Nitsan Donald W Ricardo Hy Diep John Wasser Jeffrey Morse Braxton Thomason Åsmund Tveten CNK054so Essimage Marius Grey Shot Leonard Marshall jMe4505 Timothy Glore

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