Hot iron ?!
Physically Natural Sciences

Hot iron ?!

Reactions in and with liquid metals are common methods in solid state chemistry - usually under controlled conditions in the laboratory. During the Long Night of Science it gets hot outside!
Start 17:00 o'clock
End 00:00 o'clock

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Max-Planck-Institut für Chemische Physik fester Stoffe (MPI-CPfS)
Führung 3
Nöthnitzer Straße 40
01187 Dresden (Dresdner Süden)
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Many syntheses of intermetallic materials require high temperatures, for which furnaces of various types are normally used. In contrast, the thermite process - today mainly used for rail welding - runs almost entirely without external energy input due to a redox reaction. Many of the questions and working methods of our institute can be explained by means of rections and products.

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Experiment Suitable for children

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Disability Access English speaking / suitable for international guests


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