Author Topic: 0.6 or 0.15 foil in Al/Hg, what is better?  (Read 4147 times)

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methlab

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0.6 or 0.15 foil in Al/Hg, what is better?
« on: January 19, 2004, 12:58:00 PM »
HI! I can't get a reynolds foil in europe, so i want to know what is better. SHould i use 0.6 pie tinns or 0.15 alufoil?
Do i have to prepare the 0.6 tinns?

Just4Fun

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SWIM would prepare the .15 al foil.
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2004, 01:07:00 AM »
SWIM would prepare the .15 al foil.

abolt

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Check your facts
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2004, 02:37:00 AM »
I think your Al thicknesses are wrong.

Standard Al foil is 0.015 millimetres thick, not .15 millimetres.

This unit of measurement is commonly referred to as a "micron".

Standard thick aluminium from the hardware store (also known as "flashing") is 0.3 millimetres or 300 microns thick.

Pie pans are usually 0.06 to 0.08 millimetres (or 60-80 microns) thick.

If you are using standard aluminium foil (0.015, 15 microns) then DO NOT USE IT IN AN AL/HG!

It is way too reactive.

Pie pans are, usually, best. ;)