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New Magnetic Solders Are a Leap Towards Green Alternatives
March 1, 2010
Yale University scientists have developed a magnetic solder that can be manipulated in three dimensions and selectively heated, and offers a more environmentally friendly alternative to today's lead-based solders.
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