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Step aside graphene, a new wonder material called carbyne has been created and it takes the title as the strongest substance known to man thanks to a breakthrough production technique. A team from the University of Vienna have successfully produced the super-strong material for the first time in a stable form (meaning it hasn't broken) which sees tensile properties 40-times that of diamond and double that of current science darling graphene.
The team's findings were revealed in science journal Nature Materials and explained how this new method could pave the way for bulk production of the super material, which is seen as the "holy grail of truly 1D carbon allotropes," said Lei Shi, part of the physics research team at the university.
originally posted by: Miccey
Name the tele series...
Can they make plates like 10X10meters?
Is it possible to create 3D fillaments from it?? Bulletproof vests, pants, jackets and what not...
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
they should use it to make the knees of little boys pants out of. both my sons had jeans that would last through 2, maybe 3 wearings before they'd come home with a hole in the knee.
I was just as bad as a kid.
Just think: combine this technology with 3d printing technology and you could make super strong structures, buildings that aren't limited by size, weight, or shape; traditional construction methods would be a thing of the past. I'm excited at the potential! What says ATS?
Even better: Why not mine the carbon from the surrounding air in the form of carbon dioxide and kill two birds with one stone? You know, clean the air and create new buildings while carbon locking in the building materials.
originally posted by: PhoenixOD
a reply to: lostbook
This new strong material could pave the way for super strong, stable chains to be developed which will benefit humanity in many ways.
I wouldnt hold your breath, im still waiting for some good practical uses of graphene to hit the market