Scientists develop ‘bullet proof’ graphene.
Australian researchers have created one of the toughest fibres to date, using a graphene composite.
Previous efforts in this field had been focusing on carbon nanotubes alone, but the team found that a 50/50 mixture of carbon nanotubes and graphene created an even stronger material. By wet-spinning the material into fibres, the composite material can be easily and cheaply created, and the process can readily be up-scaled to larger quantities.
The material is stronger than spider silk and kevlar, and could find uses in bullet-proof vests and advanced composite materials.

Scientists develop ‘bullet proof’ graphene.

Australian researchers have created one of the toughest fibres to date, using a graphene composite.

Previous efforts in this field had been focusing on carbon nanotubes alone, but the team found that a 50/50 mixture of carbon nanotubes and graphene created an even stronger material. By wet-spinning the material into fibres, the composite material can be easily and cheaply created, and the process can readily be up-scaled to larger quantities.

The material is stronger than spider silk and kevlar, and could find uses in bullet-proof vests and advanced composite materials.

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    once again, sutralian scientists being awesome.
  6. raw-r-evolution reblogged this from oldpunkguy and added:
    Yeah but come on guys, all we need to do is make ammunition out of the same material to punch right through it.. smell...
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    And it’s like as thin as paper isn’t it? I think I read about this somewhere else
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    ABOUT TIME. God, that won the Nobel Prize like…what? 3 or 4 years ago?
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    -Awesomeness.
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    Fuck yes.
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