Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
Something else that confuses me, if mercury is a powerful sensitizing agent, as in astro-photography hyper-sensitization, and also a powerful fogging agent, how come it doesn't adversely affect the Lippmann emulsion?

If you read Neuhauss' journals, http://holoforum.org/data/lippmann/N...s_Journals.pdf (written in German though), you'll see he encountered tons of problems with mercury. Fogging seems to have been a huge issue. He explicitly mentions "Quecksilberschlieren".