Graphene Can Stop a Speeding Bullet

November 29, 2014 4:36 PM

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At a miniature firing range, scientists shot tiny bullets into a sheet of carbon atoms to test its strength. The results could lead to heavy-duty but lightweight armor that protects humans from projectiles.

Until now, researchers knew that a sheet of carbon atoms, known as graphene, was super strong. But they hadn’t test just how strong.

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