Liquid metals are near room temperature melting point elements or mixtures that provide the possibility of access to electronic liquids. They follow fluid dynamics and are electrically and thermally highly conductive. As solvents, liquid metals offer chemistry and reaction media that have been rarely investigated. The elements of interests include, but are not limited to, post transition metals such as indium, bismuth, gallium and tin and their alloys. Liquid metals are investigated in bio, catalytic, optical and electronic systems at CASLEO.
Figure 1 Liquid metal core and interface can be used for creating novel technology and materials.
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