Researchers turn cement into metal

Illustration Of The Process This isn't quite what the process will look like, of course, but you get the idea. Argonne National Laboratory You might be getting a gadget made out of cement soon. A team of alchemists scientists say they've just figured out a process that turns cement into a metal semi-conductor using lasers. Metal sidewalks! Metal buildings! Metal everything! Well, no. But it could have make its way into one of your gadgets. The team--led by researchers from the Department of Energy and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute/SPring-8--took liquid cement and transformed it into a glass-metal hybrid. A glass is a solid with a non-crystalline chemical structure that can be turned into a molten, liquid state when heated. A glass-metal, or amorphous metal, is a type of metal with a similar structure and properties to a glass, which makes it conductive, less brittle than glass, and easily molded. The researchers were able to change the liquid cement--a not-so-conductive material with charac

Researchers turn cement into metal

In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor ...

Mon 27 May 13 from Phys.org

Researchers Turn Cement Into Metal Using Lasers

Illustration Of The Process This isn't quite what the process will look like, of course, but you get the idea. Argonne National Laboratory You might be getting a gadget made out of cement soon. ...

Tue 28 May 13 from Popular Science

Paving the way for concrete computers: Researchers reveal they can turn the building material into metal - and could make electronics with it

US researchers say the technique, which involves treating levitated liquid cement with lasers, could be used to make computer chips and even screens and protective coatings.

Tue 28 May 13 from Daily Mail

Modern 'alchemy' turns cement into semiconducting metal

Sure, this transmutation might not be as spectacular as that of lead into gold, but it most certainly would have made even the alchemists at King Arthur’s court envious. Using an innovative ...

Tue 28 May 13 from ZME Science

Modern-day alchemists turn cement into metal

It's not quite lead into gold, but a team of international researchers have succeeded in turning cement into metal. This metallic form of cement, which is electrically conductive and has increased ...

Tue 28 May 13 from Extremetech

Scientists transform cement into liquid metal

This playful image composite released by Argonne National Laboratory imagines cement going into LCD displays. (Credit: Argonne National Laboratory) It's not the same as turning lead into ...

Tue 28 May 13 from CNET Crave

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Sat 1 Jun 13 from Labspaces.net

With Chemical Tweaks, Cement Becomes A Semiconductor

With the right chemistry, cement can take on some of the properties of a metal, researchers report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Chris Benmore, a physicist ...

Sat 1 Jun 13 from Labspaces.net

The formula for turning cement into metal

In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur’s time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a... ...

Tue 28 May 13 from Science Blog

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