Graphene shows promise for bulletproof armour

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Graphene shows promise for bulletproof armour

#1  Postby DougC » Nov 29, 2014 3:42 am
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The "wonder material" graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour.
US researchers carried out miniature ballistic tests by firing tiny silica spheres at sheets of graphene.
In Science magazine, they report that atom-thick layers of this material can be stronger than steel when it comes to absorbing impacts.
Graphene consists of a sheet of single atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure.
It is thin, strong, flexible and electrically conductive, and has the potential to transform electronics as well as other technologies.
Jae-Hwang Lee from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and colleagues used lasers to observe the silica "microbullets" as they penetrated sheets of graphene between 10 and 100 layers thick.

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#2  Postby juju7 » Nov 29, 2014 12:08 pm

Now all we need to do is to persuade the gun manufacturers to make guns that only fire tiny silica spheres.
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#3  Postby laklak » Nov 29, 2014 12:30 pm

Light weight sandblasting suit.
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#4  Postby Varangian » Nov 29, 2014 1:12 pm

Sounds like the Crysis powersuit isn't too far off... (Computer game reference.)

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#5  Postby newolder » Jun 24, 2019 3:55 pm

lighter than air carbon nano-tubes from graphene...

Positively buoyant electrical conductor. Probably useful in the lower sections of a space elevator. :dunno:

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