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Clean-up Method for Gallium Spills

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000059195D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Delage, SL Ek, BA Iyer, SS Thompson, RD [+details]

Abstract

Spilled liquid gallium can be cleaned up with greater ease by first freezing it well below 0oC, then collecting it with a vacuum cleaner or gentle scraping. Freezing may be accomplished by applying dry ice directly to the gallium or to the reverse side of a metal on which the gallium is spilled.