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Microcap Liquidmetal Technologies (LQMT.OB +32%) soars on a rumor from Korea IT News that the...

Microcap Liquidmetal Technologies (LQMT.OB +32%) soars on a rumor from Korea IT News that the next iPhone (AAPL) will make use of "liquid metal." However, AppleInsider is skeptical of the report given it also claims the next iPhone is expected to be announced in June instead of this fall. Liquidmetal, which sold Apple exclusive rights to a metal alloy in 2010, jumped in March on hopes of iPad-related sales.
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  • phdinsuntanning
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    metal in liquid state is too hot to handle, act consequently with this LQMT penny stock
    18 Apr 2012, 01:58 PM Reply Like
  • barcaboyvn
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    Mercury is liquid at room temperature and it's a metal!
    18 Apr 2012, 02:00 PM Reply Like
  • blusterfoot
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    Yes, I was always taught that mercury was the only metal that's liquid state at comfortable temperatures, but mercury is not exactly a "friendly element". So I wonder what kind of alloy they've developed?

     

    I'm not sure how I'd feel about holding a plastic device containing mercury up to my face. Of course it's already in my dental fillings, so...
    18 Apr 2012, 02:23 PM Reply Like
  • barcaboyvn
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    I just picked up on the poor guy commenting above me. I don't know so much about the company and their products but I don't think they use Mercury, what they produce might be a material built from liquid crystals (as they use in LCD - liquid crystal display). I am not sure but that might be an interesting technology. Nokia researched a screen that can be bent over as well, maybe they are similar technology?
    18 Apr 2012, 02:57 PM Reply Like
  • Tatertot
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    They're dealing with amorphous metals, which are normal metals with a glass atomic arrangement (which is why they are also sometimes called metallic glasses). And these materials are not bendable, not at all. They are incredibly hard (so can be quite scratch resistant), but are brittle, in much the same way as a ceramic is.
    18 Apr 2012, 03:25 PM Reply Like
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