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tin whisker

tin whisker
 n.— «Tin whiskers were first reported in 1951. They are single crystals of tin filaments, usually having diameters of 0.5 to 5µm and lengths up to a few millimeters.» —by Mordechay Schlesinger Modern Eletroplating Aug. 10, 2000. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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