Dr James Smith

Item #: SCP-2783

Object Class: Keter

Special Containment Procedures: All active instances of SCP-2783 are to be kept on a 1 meter tall pedestal inside a 5 x 5 x 5 meter containment chamber located at site-12-A, lined with 15 cm of heat resistant, extra strength steel and submerged in 120 cubic meters of liquid Nitrogen at all times. The primary containment chamber is to be surrounded by a 15 x 15 x 15 meter secondary containment chamber in case of pump failure or containment breach.

Pressure release valves will remain open at all times, (except in the event of a containment breach) to filter out gaseous nitrogen, this gas will then be re-condensed and pumped back into SCP-2783’s containment chamber. In the event of a site-wide power failure, backup generators will be immediately activated, powering the pumps to maintain a constant volume of liquid nitrogen within the primary containment chamber.

Thermometers will measure the temperature within the containment chamber every 15 seconds, if the temperature exceeds -300℉ (88.7K), the secondary containment chamber will be flooded with 3250 cubic meters of liquid nitrogen as to stop uncontrolled increase in temperature of SCP-2783. This scenario is to be treated as a containment breach and the appropriate protocol will be in place in the case of a breach event. The same containment procedures will be in place for the secondary containment chamber as in the primary chamber.

In the event of a containment breach, the primary chamber’s pressure release valve will close and seal, and the secondary pressure release valve will open. This action will seal the primary containment chamber in case of cracking or leaking of liquid Nitrogen.

Description: SCP-2783 designates a set of 25 standard, 4 cm long nails with a diameter of 2 mm when measured from the middle. SCP-2783 is comprised of an ███████ alloy previously unknown to the Foundation that has shown no signs of possessing a melting point and can remain in a solid state indefinitely.

When any instance of SCP-2783 comes in contact with biological matter for any amount of time, it will enter its "active" state, increasing temperature at a rate of ██℉ (███.█K)/minute. Experimentation must be carried out with protective gloves no less than 4 mm thick. All 25 instances of SCP-2783 were apprehended by the Foundation when a local resident in ██████, Indiana purchased SCP-2783 at a local Home Depot and attempted to hang up a picture with an instance of SCP-2783. The resident’s house later burned down and the ██████ fire department was contacted, on arrival at the scene, the fire was extinguished and it was discovered that one instance of SCP-2783 had burned through over ██ meters of soil.

At the discovery of this, the ██████ police department contacted the Foundation and all active instances of SCP-2783 were recovered and put into containment. All witnesses present at the scene were then administered class 2 amnesics. As a cover, press were informed that a wall outlet had experienced a power surge and ignited, burning the house down.

In the process of containing the first active instance of SCP-2783, Researcher ███████, unintentionally made contact with three (3) instances of SCP-2783 and they entered their “active” state. The active instances of SCP-2783 were allowed to reach a temperature of ███℉ before they were contained. Any further experimentation with inactive instances of SCP-2783 must be approved by no less than two (2) level 3 research personnel.

Currently, the four (4) “active” instances of SCP-2783 are in containment. The remaining 21 specimens of SCP-2783 are to be kept in a high value storage locker at site ██-A.

Incident 1-A: The primary containment chamber of SCP-2783 cracked from thermal stress, and the liquid Nitrogen contained, spilled. After temperature rose in the primary containment chamber, the secondary containment chamber was flooded with liquid Nitrogen. Containment breach protocols were put into place and the situation was resolved.

Incident 1-B: On █/██/2012, site ██-A experienced a site-wide power failure, causing emergency generators to activate within SCP-2783's containment chamber, no significant effects occurred within the primary or secondary containment chambers. Containment breach protocols were not put into effect due to lack of issues with containment.