Mysterious and perhaps mythical substance involved in a number of scams, stings and hoaxes related to illicit trading in nuclear materials.
- David Adam What is red mercury?' Series: The science behind the news The Guardian, Thursday 30 September 2004 12.21 BST
- Red mercury Mythed again: Anti-terrorist police foil an attempt to buy a non-existent substance The Economist Sep 30th 2004.
- Chris Summers What is red mercury? BBC News, Last Updated: Tuesday, 25 July 2006, 11:39 GMT 12:39 UK.
- Nuclear Trafficking Hoaxes: A Short History of Scams Involving Red Mercury and Osmium-187, by Kenley Butler and Akaki Dvali, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) Monterey Institute of International Studies,April 2004.