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Scientists develop lightest solid material

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#1    MoorWalks

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

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Scientists have developed a solid material so light it can be balanced atop the petals of a flower.

Researchers from Zhejiang university in Hangzhou, China, showed off their newly developed graphene aerogel by balancing a block of the stuff on a delicate cherry blossom.

The sponge-like matter is made of freeze-dried carbon and graphene oxide and is the lightest solid material in the world.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:59 AM

I read the article, but I hope to hear more about it's characteristics, such as thermal, weight loading, etc...

Seems very visibly "dark" as opposed to aerogel. Not sure if that would mean anything though.

Edited by pallidin, 21 March 2013 - 02:01 AM.





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