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DavidTheGnome
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Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it


shutterspeed
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
k... keep me oxidized.


Spelt it rong
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
They have a few welders that make some sweet "art" by adjusting the heat when they weld the titanium. It's quite cool


tiggerthetooth
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
Actually really cool.


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mglsu21
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
Yep we’ve done it at work a good bit. Different voltages when the titanium is dipped in distilled water and TSP.


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starsandstripes
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it


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Kafka
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
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k... keep me oxidized


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Spankum
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
Man, that is very cool! Strikes me as kind of odd that the colors are almost random as voltage varies linearly, though.


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boom roasted
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
Pretty damn cool.


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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
Image: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/hWkmry2BxYw/hqdefault.jpg


You know I’m somewhat of a redditor myself.


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WAR TIGER
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
Actually, that is pretty cool


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No8Easy2
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
As an commercial electrician for 20 yrs I have been “oxidized" in all those colors more than once.


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Ace Midnight
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
Titanium is one of my favorite things and I have almost nothing made of it.


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Havoc
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
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Titanium is one of the so-called reactive metals. This means that it reacts to certain conditions—current or heat, in this case—by developing an oxide layer that appears brightly colored, even though there is no pigment whatsoever. The color is, in a sense, an illusion. The layer varies in thickness according to the degree of heat or the amount of voltage. This oxide layer is quite chemically inert and quite permanent. It is also very thin and transparent. Its transparency allows light to bounce off of both the front and back of the oxide layer. Because the layer corresponds in thickness to wavelengths of light, the bounced light reinforces certain wavelengths (colors) and interferes with others. This causes the oxide layer to appear colored.


Ole War Skule
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re: Titanium oxidizes at different colors depending on what voltage was run through it
I don’t believe you


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