PURPOSE: To demonstrate how a normally elastic material at room temperature becomes rigid at very low temperatures.
DESCRIPTION: Dip the rubber hose into liquid nitrogen, then use the hammer to break it up into a zillion pieces.
SUGGESTIONS: Handle cold hose with tongs or gloves. Wear goggles for safety.
REFERENCES: (PIRA 4A40.30)
EQUIPMENT: Dewar with liquid nitrogen, rubber hose, tongs, glove and hammer.
SETUP TIME: 5 min.
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