I think you should be able to survive for several minutes at least.
That's easily enough time to keep the hallway clear by spending those minutes finding somewhere else to die.
It would be nice for a change....
Let us know when you are willing to make a change.
Neither of these are metals.
But the article states: "the sample turned reflective, a key feature of metals".
The article does not state: "the sample turned reflective, a key feature unique to metals"
The aim of science is to seek the simplest explanations of complex facts. Seek simplicity and distrust it. -- Whitehead.