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Posted by on Jul 13, 2012 in Science |

Invented the lighter material of the world is made of a 99.99% air

Invented the lighter material of the world is made of a 99.99% air

A team of scientists from the and Kiel University announced the discovery of the lightest material ever created, the aerografito.

The material is composed of 99.99% of air, and is complex and carbon nano-tube structures with properties as impressive as that can be compressed to one-thousandth of its size and then reversed itself to its original shape . It can also withstand 40,000 times its own weight without breaking and is electrically conductive.

The aerografito, with its is 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter, far exceeded the two previous materials had the record for the lightest substance: The carbon nanotube airgel with a density of 1 milligram per cubic centimeter, and lightweight metal microreticula with 0.9 milligrams per cubic centimeter density.

It is speculated that by its properties, among them its high electrical conductivity, the material could be the basis for new ultralight batteries.

Link: world’s lightest Aerographite is material, 99.99 percent Clot air (Wired.co.uk)

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