Published: March 20, 2018
Total Running Time: 00:42:23
Fused to iron in Earth’s core and in fallen meteorites, corrosion-resistant nickel finds its strength in alloys, from stainless steel to the shape-memory alloy nitinol, which can be bent and then returns to its original shape by heating. Explore the versatility of this transition metal with host Ron Hipschman and Exploratorium Building Operations Manager Chuck Mignacco as they demonstrate nickel electroplating and discuss welding with nickel.
In the spirit of amplifying the Black Lives Matter movement and to avoid any appearance of having appropriated that title, our series of talks formerly called Everything Matters: Tales from the Periodic Table will now be called, simply, Tales from the Periodic Table. Please excuse the former title on videos made in the past.