Super diamond nano threads revolutionize strong, light materials

September 22, 2014 6:46 PM

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New “diamond nanothreads”, with unmatched strength and unrivaled stiffness, have just been announced in a research study. The discovery of the innovative process has been published over the weekend in Nature Materials journal. The new material will likely serve applications requiring unheard of stiff, durable, and light materials – surgery, artificial organs, prosthetic limbs.

John V. Badding, professor of chemistry at Penn State University and leader of the research said “From a fundamental-science point of view, our discovery is intriguing because the threads we formed have a structure that has never been seen before.” At the core of the nanothread is a thin strand of c...

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