A new foam-making method called quantum foam is on the horizon, and it could change how we build the kinds of water-absorbing barriers we need in the future.
Quantum foam has been used in various applications since the 1980s, but it has only recently gained traction in the water treatment industry.
It is made by heating a liquid with a tiny amount of energy, like microwaving a potato.
The liquid can then be condensed and heated again.
Then, the liquid is cooled, and the resulting foam is cooled again.
It’s this “thermodynamic cooling” process that enables the foam to resist the coldest conditions.
But the current method relies on the heating process to create the foam, making it inefficient and expensive to make.
Quantum foams are much lighter than water and can also be produced from a single layer of the same material, making them ideal for applications that require more volume, such as in building.
The researchers behind this new method, from Rice University and the University of Chicago, are now developing a new method that will increase the efficiency of the method and allow it to be produced with less energy and smaller volumes.
The new method also includes a new way to build the foam using a laser.
The laser is able to make a layer of foam that’s only one atom thick, allowing it to easily be fused together.
This allows the foam layer to be made using a single laser pulse, rather than using many lasers to produce a single foam.
The results of the study, published in Science Advances, were presented at the IEEE International Symposium on High Performance Computing, and could have important applications for water-treatment systems.
The study’s lead author, Matthew D. Lee, is an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Rice and a researcher at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
“In the past, the best way to produce foam was to use microwaves,” Lee told TechCrunch.
“We thought we could use the same principle to make quantum foam using lasers.”
Lee and his colleagues took a different approach.
They created a foam-producing laser with an atomic number that has no physical counterpart.
This led to the use of a second layer of a quantum foam, which has no surface area but is packed with holes that can be filled with tiny amounts of energy.
The holes are then filled with water, and a laser pulse is used to heat this water.
The resulting foam becomes dense, and can be formed using a fraction of the amount of electricity needed for traditional methods.
The result is a new and more efficient way to make the foam.
“With quantum foam we can create a large-volume foam that can hold its shape well, and then be used in an effective way in a water- and heat-treated environment,” Lee said.
“The new method opens up a new class of products, which could potentially be used to create more complex, more expensive products.”
To build the new method using a more efficient laser, Lee and co-authors combined the laser’s thermal emission with the thermal and chemical reactions that occur in a liquid, like using an electrostatic field.
The two methods lead to an energy conversion that is more efficient than a laser laser’s laser energy.
They are also a lot cheaper than conventional foam manufacturing methods.
“This is the first time we have shown this effect in a commercial material,” Lee explained.
The method is still experimental, but the researchers say that they believe it has the potential to be an important part of a future water-protection system.
The key to the new process is that it doesn’t involve any extra energy.
“Quantum foam is more energy efficient than traditional methods of producing water-based foam because the energy is used for thermal generation of the water and for the chemical reaction that produces the foam,” Lee added.
“When the laser energy is not used for heat generation, it has less effect on the material.
The energy is only used for the physical reaction that gives the foam its structure.”
It’s not yet clear how the new technology would work in the real world, but Lee says the team is looking forward to developing the technology into a practical product that would help protect people’s health in water-stressed environments.