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Lighter-than-air material created

Jan 2nd, 2013

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Material Science is a remarkable area of study, it’s been responsible for a terrific number of today’s most common materials, ranging from ceramics to metallurgy to the vast and unknown corners of nano-tubes. With the latter being the most relevant to the above title, as the aforementioned field has yet again yielded a remarkable material – Aerographite, a material so light that to form one kilogram of the stuff, you would need 14 car trunks (one square meter base, five meters high).  The new imponderous material has many practical applications, such as a casing for batteries, shielding for satellites or waterproof clothes.

Source: Advanced Materials, EuroNews