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Caltech Scientists Use High-pressure 'Alchemy' to Create Nonexpanding Metals
June 15, 2009
By squeezing a typical metal alloy at pressures hundreds of thousands of times greater than normal atmospheric pressure, scientists at the California Institute of Technology have created a material that does not expand when heated, as does nearly every normal metal, and acts like a metal with an entirely different chemical composition.
California Institute of Technology
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