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By Shane Lasley
Data Mine North 

Gallium may be more critical than realized

 

Last updated 9/15/2022 at 3:05pm

Gallium in its crystal form at below 86 degrees Fahrenheit.

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A superconductor with an 86-degree Fahrenheit melting point, gallium is increasingly being used in 5G networks, solar energy, smartphones, 5G telecommunication networks, and potentially liquid-metal catalysts.

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