This metal is super!
July 06, 2002
Behold LiquidMetal, the fancy new super metal that is stronger and potentially more useful than steel and titanium. Rust free, the metal, unlike conventional metals, can even be cast like plastic, with no shrinkage whatsoever.
Discovered in 1992 at the California Institute of Technology, the metal dubbed LiquidMetal is without gross crystalization on the molecular level, which is what makes conventional metals prone to rusting and breakage. Normally, these grains are the result of cooling a metal too slowly, but quick cooling has thus far been impossible due to technological restrictionss. While this remains the case, LiquidMetal is an interesting mix of metals that does’’t need to be cooled very quickly in order to prevent this crystalization from forming.
The metal, mostly untested in the consumer market, is already used in golf clubs, and may make its way into other sporting equipment, cell phones, and even armor-piercing rounds.