Magic in the Metal (image) University of Delaware Share Print E-Mail Caption This is bismuth. UD researchers have identified a specialized capability in the metal, called 'catalytic plasticity,' that can be harnessed to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuels and industrial chemicals. Credit University of Delaware/Evan Krape Usage Restrictions Must credit University of Delaware/ Evan Krape Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.