Chris Benmore

May. 31, 2013

With Chemical Tweaks, Cement Becomes a Semiconductor

Researchers explain how a cement can take on some of the properties of a metal.

chemistry, physics, cement, semiconductor, metal, materials science, transparent aluminum

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Dr. Seuss's McElligot's Pool (1947) features some fantastic fish—ones with pinwheel-like tails, curly noses, long floppy ears, or Kangaroo pouches. The fictional fish do have some truly strange nonfictional cousins, among which are giant oarfish, barreleye fish, and sawfish.

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