Scientists Turn Liquid Cement into Liquid Metal

Using process called electron trapping


Alchemy is still alive and thriving, at least for one group of scientists who have managed to turn liquid cement into liquid metal. The process could lead to new manufacturing techniques in electronics.

"This new material has lots of applications, including as thin-film resistors used in liquid-crystal displays, basically the flat panel computer monitor that you are probably reading this from at the moment," said physicist Chris Benmore, who works out of the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.