The next step in the crystal-sulphur industry is to make the most advanced alloy known, an alloy of silver and silicon.
That’s what researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have done.
The new alloy will have the best properties of all the existing materials they have tested.
Its properties will be comparable to other high-performance crystalline silver and/or silicon-based products that are currently being used in jewelry and other industries.
The scientists, led by Michael E. Siegel, an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, have published their findings in the journal Applied Physics Letters.
They describe their new alloy as having the following properties: 1.
High surface area.
The alloy is roughly the same size as diamond.
Its thickness and surface area is similar to diamond.
Its surface area per unit mass is 10 times that of diamond, which is equivalent to 1.2 grams of diamond per cubic centimeter.
Low melting point.
Its melting point is 1,250 °C (2,000 °F).
Low oxidation rate.
Its oxidation rate is 0.1 percent.
High thermal conductivity and low mechanical stress.
Its thermal conductance is 1.5 times that found in diamond.
High electrical conductivity, and high strength.
Its electrical conductance density is 1-1.5 electron volts (1-2 mA).
High strength and good mechanical properties.
Its strength is about 50 times that in diamond and 60 times that with silicon.
Its crystallinity is 10-50 percent of that of diamonds.
The researchers have also identified a few important properties of the new alloy.
The metal is extremely high in the periodic table of elements.
This is important because it is the most abundant element in the earth’s crust.
The material is extremely stable.
It has been tested for about 150 years in an oxygen-free environment.
It is very stable in alkaline conditions and extremely stable in solution.
The new material has excellent mechanical properties: its tensile strength is 10,000 times that produced by diamond, compared with 0.03-0.2 m of diamond.
Its high thermal conductive properties: the surface area of the alloy is 10 orders of magnitude higher than diamond, and its thermal conductors are 100 times stronger than that of a diamond.
The crystal-silver alloy will be used to make alloys of alloys that are used in high-temperature processing of metals and other materials.
The alloy has excellent electrical conductivities, but its electrical conductances are low compared with that of carbon.
The researchers describe the new material as having properties that make it ideal for the high-volume processing of crystalline metals.
They suggest that it could be useful for alloys for the production of high-density polymers.
The material could also be used in new applications in a wide range of high temperature processing techniques, including the manufacture of highly conductive thermoplastic materials and the manufacture and use of materials with low mechanical strength.