Scientists create process for converting cement into liquid metal

05/29/2013 | RedOrbit

Scientists from the Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute/SPring-8 have created a process that turns liquid cement into liquid metal. The researchers were able to successfully convert an alumina cement component called mayenite into a substance that "has lots of applications, including as thin-film resistors used in liquid-crystal displays," according to scientist Chris Benmore of the Argonne National Laboratory.

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