[time-nuts] Conducting Bench Top Material is not the subject
bill at iaxs.net
Sun Jan 31 05:14:31 UTC 2010
When did this list become a discussion of Chemistry?
Is there a time list I can join?
Not that I've never been off topic, or never learned something
from an OT discussion, but this brings to mind dead horses and
the beating thereof. I'll bet there is a better list for this
subject, and that it's just full of shared ignorance.
From: J. Forster
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2010 10:05 PM
To: Bruce Griffiths
Cc: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Conducting Bench Top Material
Among chemists, it's flour of sulpher. Flowers is an (incorrect & archeic)
popular name, like quicksilver.
> It is known (for whatever reason) as flowers of sulphur by gardeners
> medical practitioners (althernative and conventional) and others outside
> the US.
> It is a powder produced by sublimation of sulphur.
> J. Forster wrote:
>> It's NOT "flowers" it "flour" of sulphur... as in a fine ground
>> think wheat flour as is used to bake bread.
>>> If one is paranoid about mercury spills sprinkling the debris with
>>> flowers of sulphur is a good idea especially if one intends to
>>> repeatedly break CFLs in the same location.
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