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Metal whiskers photo gallery

Metal whiskers are tiny filaments that can form on the zinc and tin coatings of data center gear, including servers, racks and floor tiles. When whiskers break off, they can get into computers, creating sporadic problems or even causing power supplies to short out en masse. With the help of powerful microscopes, here's a closer look at metal whiskers in pictures.
By Ryan DeBeasi, Special Correspondent, Network World, 08/27/2007
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