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What is this material?

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Jan9-14, 07:15 AM
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Is there any materials that is elastically solid (ductile that can be shaped into thin wires) at low temperatures but liquid at room temperatures?
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Jan9-14, 08:06 AM
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Mercury maybe depending on how low the temperature.
Jan9-14, 02:15 PM
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woods metal is 70C mp. there are others all a few tens of degrees above room temp

As was stated mercury -39C mp

Jan10-14, 05:25 AM
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What is this material?

Is there any material? Metal has a high melting point, it cannot be.
Jan13-14, 01:14 AM
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Is the material electrically conductive ?
What colour is it ?
Does it smell ?
Where did you find it ?
What do you want to use it for ?

The metal elemental Gallium melts at a temperature of 29.76 C
Jan13-14, 06:01 AM
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The material necessary be nontoxic.
It must be viscous at liquid states.
I prefer an electrically conductive material and Non-newtonian.

The reason why i wanted a material that is liquid at room temperature but ductile at its solid state is because i wanted to produce a very small pipe filled with that liquid. Is it possible for a wire-material to electroplate it with aluminum or other metal below its melting point? so that when it is heated to room temperature, i have a pipe filled with viscous liquid?
Jan13-14, 01:53 PM
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Galinstan is a nontoxic alternative for Mercury in thermometers. These are generally not compatible with aluminum, but you'll need to do some research to see what metals they are compatible with. I would not attempt any electroplating - simply get tubes of compatible metals of the correct size and fill. You have limited choices for metals or alloys that are liquid at RT.

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