Date of Award
Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering
Doctor F.A. Hames
Professor R.I. Smith
Certain properties of mercury, such as its affinity for other metals, its high hydrogen overpotential, and its unique liquid state, have made its use desirable for many applications in the fields of physical and process metallurgy. Though considerable research has been done on mercury amalgams, only comparatively recently has it been shown that mercury amalgams follow certain definite laws with regard to phase exchange phenomena and electrochemical properties. It is now possible to predict, with considerable accuracy, the results of amalgam reactions.
Westerman, Richard Earl, "Production of Iron, Chromium and Nickel by Amalgam Metallurgy" (1956). Bachelors Theses and Reports, 1928 - 1970. 462.