Saturday January 09, 2016

Will This Fancy Metallic Glue Kill Soldering?

Could soldering actually be replaced? Scientists who have developed a new glue seem to think so.

Materials scientists at Northeastern University in Boston are daring to suggest, however, that its days may be numbered. This is thanks to a recent creation dubbed MesoGlue: a "revolutionary joining solution that lets you attach items together with a metal bond, at room temperature." Soldering without the heat, in other words. The new material is described in this month's Advanced Materials and Processes.