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Which material reacts with Mercury?

Question asked by PRADIP CHAKRABORTY in #Mechanical on Aug 26, 2020
PRADIP CHAKRABORTY
PRADIP CHAKRABORTY · Aug 26, 2020
Rank C3 - EXPERT

Please prescribe a suitable material for manufacturing a rolling shutter within a Telescope observatory,where mercury is used as optical mirror.

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Ramani Aswath
Ramani Aswath · Aug 27, 2020
Rank A1 - PRO

Mercury and it’s vapours are toxic. Such liquid telescope mirrors are kept in separate ventilated rooms. What is the purpose of the rolling shutter? In my opinion rolling shutters are not appropriate for such rooms if meant as a door. 

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