Brisbane: School science books teach that anything expands when heated and shrinks when cooled, but this substance violates this principle.
Australian engineers and scientists have accidentally discovered a wonderful substance that does not allow its shape to change from extreme cold to extreme heat.
The name of this substance is very strange, but it contains scandium, aluminum, tungsten and oxygen.
This strange substance does not change its volume even at extremely cold temperatures from minus 269 degrees Celsius to extremely hot temperatures like 1127 degrees Celsius.
It should be noted that iron ore melts at about 1100 degrees Celsius, but at this temperature, it does not even touch the material.
Neeraj Sharma, an associate professor at the University of New South Wales, and his colleagues were researching some new types of solid-state batteries. In the same study, he unexpectedly discovered this substance.
From airplanes and spacecraft to sensitive medical devices, there is a wide range of applications for this new substance.
It is not yet clear why the newly discovered substance does not change its volume even at such a large change in temperature. Surprised so far.
The study is published online in the latest issue of the research journal Chemistry of Materials.