New Uses For Super Material

November 30, 2014 1:20 AM

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New Uses For Super Material

Studies on the ultra lightweight material graphene show it is an ideal material for bulletproof vests or armor, outperforming steel and Kevlar. Tests conducted by Rice University and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst give reason to believe uses of graphene are more far reaching than previously assumed.

According to a report by Engadget, teams tested sheets of the material by firing micron-size glass bullets at 6,700 mph, a speed roughly three times faster than a M16 bullet, into layers of graphene. The tests showed the graphene was able to absorb the impact of the bullets better compared to other ...

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