Although liquid metals are effective fluids for heat transfer, pumping them at high temperatures is limited by their corrosiveness to solid metals. A clever pump design addresses this challenge using only ceramics. See Article p.199
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Lambrinou, K. Liquid metal pumped at a record temperature. Nature 550, 194–195 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/550194b