Electrodeposition

During electrodeposition, metal cations in a solution get reduced at the electrode connected to the negative terminal of a power supply. Beautiful metal structures can be generated in this process. In this film, the electrodeposition processes of 5 metals, including copper, tin, zinc, lead, and silver, were recorded under a microscope. If you think you know what metals look like, well, think again! (Photography: Wenting Zhu) 

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Tin

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Zinc

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Lead

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Copper

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Silver

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