Scientists close to creating a liquid "Terminator"

Surely, watching the film "Terminator 2: Judgment Day", almost every spectator was impressed cyborg T-1000 liquid metal. At the moment, the creation of such a robot, of course, impossible, but scientists are moving slowly towards this goal. For example, investigators at the American Chemical Society able to create molten metal, which can be controlled by a magnetic field. This can be considered a small, but very important step, because it is the first time that the material could move not only horizontally but also vertically.

Scientists close to creating a liquid

If in the future will be created and the liquid robots, they will certainly be made of gallium, or other metals that melt at room temperature. In addition to this property, they have other characteristics such as high conductivity and limitless flexibility. Liquid metal can be moved by means of magnets - importantly, that were added into an alloy particle of nickel or iron.

Scientists close to creating a liquid

Unfortunately, due to the high surface tension magnetisable liquid metal can be moved only horizontally and within a liquid. But researchers have found a way to move them, even vertically. They reduced the tension by placing the liquid alloy of gallium, iron, indium and tin - when immersed in the hydrochloric acid formed layer of gallium oxide on the material surface, which influenced the surface tension.

Scientists close to creating a liquid

With a magnet on opposite sides, the researchers made sure that the material was stretched vertically. This means that they can be moved even in three-dimensional space, not only in the plane, as before. The new alloy is not yet ready for use in liquid robots - before scientists still far. However, the new discovery a little bit, but it has brought scientists to create a new kind of robot.

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