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Based on theoretical predictions of borophene’s characteristics, the researchers also noticed that it likely has a higher tensile strength than any other known material. Tensile strength refers to the ability of a material to resist breaking when it is pulled apart. “Other two-dimensional materials have been known to have high tensile strength, but this could be the strongest material we’ve found yet,” Guisinger said.
there have also been articles on another form of carbon material that is stronger than standard carbon naotubes because the material is diamond sheets or ropes.
originally posted by: randomthoughts12
a reply to: stormbringer1701
Wow so see now things are opening up and I am realizing how far along some of the concepts are even and how hard it must be.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
You'd probably want to have it based/tethered to the Earth at the equator somewhere too.
In this case, Penn State University researchers have created long threads of tetrahedral carbon — individual molecules of diamond, if you will. “It is as if an incredible jeweler has strung together the smallest possible diamonds into a long miniature necklace,” says John Badding, who led the research. These diamond nanothreads should have even greater strength and stiffness than carbon nanotubes (which are already one of the strongest and lightest materials in the world) and advanced polymers (such as Kevlar or Vectran). It actually sounds like the Penn State researchers haven’t physically tested their diamond nanothreads yet — they probably don’t have enough of them to test — but theoretical maths are pretty solid when it comes to materials science.