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2/1/2014 01:28 PM EST
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aegispower
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aegispower   2/3/2014 11:18:56 AM
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Awesome. This material could really have a lot of uses!

PS - Did you mean to say it would be discussed at DesignCon "2014" rather than "2013"?

krisi
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amazing research
krisi   2/3/2014 5:58:26 PM
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Congrats Michael, pretty amazing...would you be interested in presenting again your research at emerging technologies conference in Vancouver in 2015? preliminary program at www.cmosetr.com, Kris

EldridgeMount
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Gallium hazard
EldridgeMount   2/6/2014 4:47:29 PM
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The concern about leaking liquid alloy is a valid one; gallium will diffuse into many other metals, structurally weakening them.  Search around for some interesting videos of gallium being used to turn an aluminum soda can into the consistency of a wet paper towel! It's possible that it has a higher affinity for the co-alloy, making this a non-issue, but I haven't a clue if that's the case.

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Re: Gallium hazard
DrFPGA   2/12/2014 3:35:22 PM
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Seems like a very valid concern if the wire is deployed near an engine with aluminum parts...

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