Metallic material with low melting temperature
Rancourt, James D.
Taylor, Larry T.
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A gallium-indium-zinc-copper metallic material has been found to exhibit many of the advantageous properties of mercury, such as electrical conductivity, fluidity, and high vaporization temperature. The metallic material is formulated by combining individual components in the presence of aqueous base, isolating the metallic phase, and heating the metallic combination. The metallic material is formulated to have sufficient quantities of each of the individual components such that the metallic material has a solidification temperature below 0.degree. C.
Center for Innovative Technology
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
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