Graphene aerogel is seven times lighter than air, can balance on a blade of grass

Graphene aerogel is seven times lighter than air, can balance on a blade of grass

(from extremetech.com:)

“Chinese material scientists have created the world’s lightest material: A graphene aerogel that is seven times lighter than air, and 12% lighter than the previous record holder (aerographite). A cubic centimeter of the graphene aerogel weighs just 0.16 milligrams — or, if you’re having a problem conceptualizing that, a cubic meter weighs just 160 grams (5.6 ounces). The graphene aerogel is so light that an cube inch of the stuff can be balanced on a blade of grass, the stamen of a flower, or the fluffy seed head of a dandelion”

Wow, this is serious progress. If it could be given a level of rigidity over the edges, it would provide also a revolution in transport materials for any application, as it stands, the thermal insulation is already a breakthrough around hot surfaces, and the fluid absorption can revolutionize tanks auto-sealing design, aviation folks, make a note.

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