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Gallium is platinum's new best friend

Australia scientists create a liquid platinum-gallium catalyst Metal Tech News – June 8, 2022

 

Last updated 7/1/2022 at 9:22am

A puddle of liquified gallium with two large beads of platinum in it.

University of New South Wales Sydney

Close up of liquid gallium with two solid beads of platinum.

Researchers at the University of New South Wales Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology recently made a groundbreaking discovery in the use of platinum. By adding just a pinch of this high-priced precious metal to gallium, they created a liquid-metal catalyst with the potential to significantly extend the Earth's reserves of this valuable metal.

Platinum is generally very effect...



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