[593] Gallium vs. Titalium - Abus Padlock Meets a Gruesome End

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Luke Hawkinson : now you know why gallium is a no no on an airplane

Aaron Anderson : Send the remains over to Codys Lab and he can teach us how to turn it into Gold or something magical.

TAOFLEDERMAUS : That's really cool!

Maker's Muse : Super interesting. Thanks!

Gigaguenther : I'd like to see the hammer method now! Great video

Fester Blats : Who makes a lock out of aluminum?

William Zuk : Lockpickingscientist

R.P. Rosen : I arrived here for Locksport, but I stay because, YOU ROCK! LPL, you are truly an original, keep the creativity ... flowing!

steve c : Because of you there are a number of psychics out there who won't be able to find the Gallium they need to use for making the trick spoons to use in their spoon bending acts! LOL

speedbuggy16v : amalgamate, and the travel is under the surface because the surface is aluminum oxide.

ForthyPremonition : wow, i've known about gallium but i didnt know either of those properties, that it could do that to aluminum and also that hydrogen reaction! really cool. i think this definitely could be used to open a lock, 4 hours isnt that long..this could also be used as a sort of defacement or "graffiti" on certain buildings or fences. does it work at all vs other metals, even slowly? BTW every time i see "titalium" i think its a bad name.. sounds like its made from titanium. do you think titanium would make a good lock body material?

Billytheshit : A time-lapse of the whole process would have been cool.. but cool video anyway.. didn't know that!

Been Pickin : Nice work. I work with aluminum and was surprised at how many people are fooled by the name "Titalium" believing it's a titanium alloy. And while it is alloyed with other metals for strength, it is still a very soft form of aluminum. Apparently, "a rose by any other name" would sell better! lol.

Steve Jones : I keep thinking about the T-1000. Hasta la vista, baby.

Don'z Lockz : Wow, a gallium attack on a lock. Who'd a thunk it?😁👍🏽 Crazy reaction & disintegration of the lock. I seen it done on an aluminum can but not on a lock. Cheers LPL.🍺😎✌

Steve Jones : Chemistry is amazing.

Geoff : This is one of your coolest videos LOVE IT

semproser19 : I read "Abus Padlock" as "Adblock Plus" at first. Not quite sure why, nearly an anagram I guess. My brain is weird.

Lasse Langwadt Christensen : that is why they really don't want mercury or gallium on airplanes

PsychoticBovine : You should send it back to the company with a note saying "I have no idea how this happened!"

JamesG : On the contrary, that could be a very practical attack. Given unobserved access, one could place the gallium on an aluminum lock one intends to break open a day or two later. Unless its owner were to open the lock between the nefarious visits, even a casual observer might be none the wiser. Upon return, given plenty of time for the metals to fuse, the lock would probably fall apart in the intruder's bare hands.

Cape Cod CNC : The stuff floating was most likely from the anodizing process.

tom thompson : hard to believe what im watching ,,, amazing

A3Kr0n : Titalium. Rolls eyes....

bdf2718 : The sub-surface stuff may look bizarre but it's entirely predictable. The gallium can't penetrate aluminium oxide, which is why you had to scratch the surface. Once in contact with elemental aluminium it can migrate quite happily. So the surface you see is the aluminium oxide layer.

evanchapmanfanman : This is probably the first video on YouTube of using gallium to destroy a lock

My Reef Life : Super cool! Great experiment!

Pickaholic : That was cool 😎

kcgunesq : I'd like to see the following: score the top with a needle file in several directions. Using some sort of tape, construct a small dam around the top. Deposit some gallium on the top. Walk away and come back in several days. See if it can be broken with pipe wrench or a couple hammer blows. If so, that would suggest to me that aluminum lock bodies aren't suitable in a number of applications. Excellent video, btw.

TwoStep : I wonder if a few drops into the top of the lock would produce the same results. I imagine it'd be easy enough to add the gallium to the top of the hanging lock, then return in a few hours and strike it with a hammer.

Brett Wolff : Okay, now I want to see gallium infuse itself into other aluminum things to be destroyed. Automobile engines, for example.

wettosixecho : Im not a rocket scientist but i was a bit worried as this gallium thingy looks toxic and at 9:58 you nearly stabbed yourself with it. Put it in a vice next time, even if its not toxic.

Chris Chiampo : We’re Can One Get Gallium This is Awesome😀😀😊 And To Recover The Gallium I’m Guessing You Put the Scraps in a Bucket Of Water 😎

Errol Lishman : And a light bulb goes on.... My very noisy and annoying neighbour rides a very noisy motorbike.... Motorbike engines are aluminium aren't they...... he he he... Where does one obtain a little gallium....?? Just a little... :-)

RageQuit_ No0B!! : So...the screwdriver Won

OpTic SlAnDeRr : Face reveal confirmed lmao

Riley Fenley : I have seen this done to Aluminum before, but never thought about what it would do to a lock. Very Interesting tidbit about galium/aluminum being used in H2O to produce Hydrogen as a potential alt. fuel source. A very cool & unusual method of destructive entry.

Gazz R : Very cool! Locks and science, now you're really spoiling me. I had no idea Gallium would behave as a catalyst to produce Hydrogen, learned something new today. Thanks for sharing.

nlo114 : 9:45 - we'll just see if this screwdriver will... hmph grrr ...and there we have it, red gallium

God :-O : Would Mercury work too???

DamonWakefield : I would send the lock back and tell them it was defective. Maybe you'll get a refund!

Michael Walton : Fascinating.

Wabefuhon : I misread Titalium as Titanium.

Locks Rocks And What Nots : Wow! Amazing. Thank you sir.

Ebumbaya ' : I think this could very well be a viable way of opening a lock. it might take a few hours of soaking but it only takes seconds to add the gallium, in the time it takes it is very inconspicuous and the opening can be very fast, yet silent. So just with 2 times 30 seconds access to the lock you opened it with zero to little noise and without any suspicious equipment. :) It might not be the first thing that comes to mind but that is some macGyver stuff.

Marty Hastings : very interesting. Makes me wish i would have paid more attention in my Chem class

Mike Belcourt : So interesting how the Gallium behaves almost like a virus infecting the Aluminum.

thesmallestatom : It's not an alloy. It's technically called an amalgam.

Splod Man : Why I love Youtube.

KingBongHogger : 9:57 made me jump so bad I kneed my desk. I'm at work. This is awkward. Help.