A metal is generally considered to be a pure element which readily forms cations. Metals are characterised by their opacity and high thermal and electrical conductivities, the latter properties resulting from the delocalised and mobile nature of the electrons over the crystal structure.
An extremely thin sheet of metal mounted on a removable support.
Microleaf is not available for metals which are too brittle to be free standing.
Microleaf is mounted on a specially treated support which allows separation of the metal film from the support. Full instructions on the method of removal are issued with each Microleaf supplied.