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Liquid Metal Experimentation with Miloš Lazić (Part 4)

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  • We are back today to finish our conversation with Miloš Lazić. If you missed the first three parts, feel free to jump back to the beginning here.

    Jim: What interests you about this material set?

    Miloš: My first experience with liquid metal happened when as a kid. I broke a thermometer and mercury was spread all over the place. I was amazed with the fact that metals can be liquid. And of course, Terminator II (Judgment day) with a robot made from liquid metal played a role as well in my interests in liquid metals. Seriously, it’s fascinating how gallium reacts with some metals. As we can see on the picture here, liquid metal (Indalloy#60) will flow along the grain boundaries of certain metals, creating a sponge-like structure of solid and liquid metal.

    With these kind of properties, SLH (solid/liquid hybrid) materials can be a high quality TIMs for applications with highly demanding thermal dissipation needs.

    Of course, there is only so much we can disclose about experimental materials before they are released - but if you think that you would like to explore some novel new TIM, you can contact Miloš and the Technical Support Team here:

    Authored by previous Indium Application Manager Jim Hisert