1200°C Molten Copper in Slow Motion

The Slow Mo Guys: 1200°C Molten Copper in Slow Motion

Gav and Dan know that liquids always look mesmerising in slow motion. Liquids that are self illuminating, though? Even better. 
This was filmed in a room full of loud high frequency noise, so audio has been crushed slightly so your ear holes don't fall out.

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  • superthotty FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    3 months ago

    the suits reminded me of the video of Vitas' 7th Element

  • XxLord_TuckerxX FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Do this again but have the molten copper fall through something cold so by the time it drops it's just tiny ball bearings

  • PoeticallyPsychotic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Awesome. You could totally see occasional tiny balls of solidified copper bouncing off the plate in the first video.

  • ColinMParker FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    My answer to the "Do you want more lab experiments" question is a resounding yes. These are so damn cool

  • dryndal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I wonder if RT has some video planned for the overtaking maneuver...

    It's like 20K subscribers and Slow Mo Guys will overtake RT :)

  • Cooper_DF FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I'm still waiting for the Slow Mo Guys where they put a airbag in a microwave

  • NeoSchmeo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    did anyone get a good screenshot of this to use as a wallpaper??? whenever I pause it the screen's blurry

  • fireworks234 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I actually spent a lot of time in that lab when I went to Purdue. I thought it was that room from the opening shot, then they said Purdue and I geeked out! Love it! We ended up making copper spoons in that room :)

  • CousinMark FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    You guys should look into Prince Rupert's Drop. Really cool in slo mo

  • 408612 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    4:02 could be a screen saver

  • axmiller FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    The first one looked almost like kool aid dropping onto a super cold surface and freezing. As for the second one, it is currently my desktop wallpaper.

  • MegaKracka FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Kracka

    6 months ago

    always do more!!

  • kylebelerin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    This is totally awesome, but was there a reason it couldn't be shot through a clear sheet of plexiglass to prevent the splashing? At least towards the over $100,000 camera?

    • NorthernBryte FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      My TV Broadcasting professor would freak out that there was no safety screen for the camera, but then marvel at how beautiful the shots were. :P

    • Gildarts FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold That Guy

      6 months ago

      Because they were going for a really clean and crisp shot; high resolution. The plexiglass would reduce that.

    • kylebelerin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      @Gildarts So maybe they cut a hole out for the lens and still protect the majority of the camera and the human operator. It would amaze me if Gavin didn't have multiple pieces of plexiglass cut specifically for each lens at this point.

    • adrianragot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Besides coats they seemed to have little protection, but hey anything for the perfect shot.

    • ChibiAcer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      The lens is probably still expensive, but replaceable.  A little splattering isn't likely to damage the camera itself.

  • Legit-Purpose FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Legit Purpose

    6 months ago

    Heating through induction, I got that in my stove.

  • NorthernMonkey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Drone Guy

    6 months ago

    Awesome video guys.

  • Shwamking FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    All I could think about while watching this was orange soda like stuff in sunset overdrive.

  • foremi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Some of my favorite videos are the ones like this where the "subject" is self illuminating with the background dark.

  • _Genesis_ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    This was amazing. I look forward to when you get the itch to revisit it at 10,000 frames, or even 100,000 when the cameras advance that far.

  • CircuitsMan

    6 months ago

    I wonder how this video would compare with a fluorescent liquid being splashed on a metal plate?

    • isbelldl FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Well, the biggest difference is that the fluorescent liquid would remain a liquid after impact, whereas the copper became more viscous, & started to solidify after impact.

  • qM3rcp FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gilby Rangers

    6 months ago

    I loved it! I would watch more science stuff

  • MrDakota0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I got to Purdue and every time I see one of the episodes where they were here. I, 1) Recognize the style of room immediately as Purdue, and 2) Get super mad that I didn't just happen upon them while they were here!

  • Lethonai FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold That Brown Canadian

    6 months ago

    Every time they do an explosive, or in any way hazardous SMG, I'm consistently surprised that they don't have a pane of something in the way to protect both the camera and camera op. Footage looks damn awesome, but by golly protect yo'selves!

    • ElSuperNova FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      I'm pretty surprised this got past any universities OHS/WHS policy as is.

  • MatMont FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Excuse me, can i have that last one in a loop as a screen saver? Thank you

  • jknafla FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I've been a long time watcher of Rooster Teeth, but actually started watching Slow Mo Guys before I even knew what Rooster Teeth was. I'm an aspiring photographer and this video is exactly why I love the content you guys produce. You take an idea that would make for a miraculous photograph, but it moves, its a video and it doesn't lose any of its wonder because of it. In fact it adds more depth and fascination BECAUSE it's in motion. This is the first comment I have ever posted on anything, but I feel like I have to add this because not only are these videos extremely entertaining, but they keep me inspired to take more complicated and interesting photographs.

  • Fogolicious FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Gavin, Do those camera's not have a remote? I know gloves were too thick to press the button but damn if I would have been that close to 1200 degree anything without protection.  Really glad the lens didn't crack either.

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I agree. That was class.

  • Speedy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I don't know if Purdue has a supersonic wind tunnel (ask Trevor), but if they do, for the love of god please go back and do Schlieren photography of the shockwaves forming off the model. You don't even need to buy a lense for it, it can be set up with some shaving mirrors and a razor blade, and the set up can be it's own video like you did with how a camera shutter works.


    I would just love to see a shock forming at a slower rate than the 30fps I caught with a camera phone back in 2008, because that was basically 2 frames.

  • cartmicah FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    that was amazing


  • Arkatox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    This looked friggin' amazing.

  • mvcourter FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Love these videos when they do things in the lab. The stuff they can do is automatically way more intense and interesting to watch! 

  • WffleTramplr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Love the science lab videos!

  • Nicolaikay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    Loved the video, hope to see more like this in the future.

  • nicus9 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    6 months ago

    I couldn't help but laugh at the people in the background staring in through the window. Although to be fair, I would have been doing the same thing in their shoes lol

    • ChibiAcer FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Haha, I didn't notice that until you pointed it out.  That's funny. :)

  • beastdude FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Rock god in training

    6 months ago

    What about putting the different metal elements, that react with water, in water and get the reactions in slow motion.

  • snail425 Snail

    6 months ago

    You guys should try to do something cutting through. Like a chainsaw through a tv or something. Awesome video!

  • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

    6 months ago

    Awesome! Now do molten Iron! Please, the sparks would look great.