Feb 14, 2019

Mobiles could soon bounce with a new elastic, but super-hard glass

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Engineers at the University of California San Diego used a technique called spark-plasma sintering to create the new metallic glass.

They did this by placing powdered iron into a graphite mold and then raising the pressure it is under to 1,000 atmospheres.

They then zapped the powder with an electric current, heating it to 1166°F (630°C), causing it to bind together without ever becoming liquid.

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