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Recent progress on liquid metals and their applications

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Abstract


  • Gallium-based liquid metals show excellent thermal and

    electrical conductivities with low viscosity and non-toxicity.

    Their melting points are either lower than or close to room

    temperature, which endows them with additional advantages

    in comparison to the solid metals; for example, they are

    flexible, stretchable and reformable at room temperature.

    Recently, great improvements have been achieved in

    developing multifunctional devices by using Ga-based liquid

    metals, including actuators, flexible circuits, bio-devices

    and self-healing superconductors. Here, we review recent

    research progress on Gallium-based liquid metals, especially

    on the applications aspects. These applications are mainly

    based on the unique properties of liquid metals, including

    low melting point, flexible and stretchable mechanical

    properties, excellent electrical and thermal conductivities and

    biocompatibility.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Bo, G., Ren, L., Xu, X., Du, Y. & Dou, S. (2018). Recent progress on liquid metals and their applications. Advances In Physics-x, 3 (1), 411-441.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4195&context=aiimpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/3145

Number Of Pages


  • 30

Start Page


  • 411

End Page


  • 441

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Gallium-based liquid metals show excellent thermal and

    electrical conductivities with low viscosity and non-toxicity.

    Their melting points are either lower than or close to room

    temperature, which endows them with additional advantages

    in comparison to the solid metals; for example, they are

    flexible, stretchable and reformable at room temperature.

    Recently, great improvements have been achieved in

    developing multifunctional devices by using Ga-based liquid

    metals, including actuators, flexible circuits, bio-devices

    and self-healing superconductors. Here, we review recent

    research progress on Gallium-based liquid metals, especially

    on the applications aspects. These applications are mainly

    based on the unique properties of liquid metals, including

    low melting point, flexible and stretchable mechanical

    properties, excellent electrical and thermal conductivities and

    biocompatibility.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Bo, G., Ren, L., Xu, X., Du, Y. & Dou, S. (2018). Recent progress on liquid metals and their applications. Advances In Physics-x, 3 (1), 411-441.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4195&context=aiimpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/aiimpapers/3145

Number Of Pages


  • 30

Start Page


  • 411

End Page


  • 441

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom