106: The Melt-In-Your-Hand Magic of Liquid Metals (ft. Dr. Wilson Kong)
In today’s episode, we welcome Dr. Wilson Kong, an expert on functional liquid metals. He is currently a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Researcher at the Air Force Research Laboratory in Ohio, where he applies his expertise to cutting-edge research of functional liquid metal nanomaterials for soft electronics. With him, we discuss:
🔹What is a liquid metal, and what unique properties / behaviors they have.
🔹️Comparison between these two material types, liquid metals vs. polymer, in terms of material property differences and applicability.
🔹️What are the general application areas of liquid metals and what key challenges need to be overcome to enable these applications?
🔹How can we establish sustainable practices in the management of liquid metal waste?
🔹And much more!
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