New super material has been developed, which is balloon-light and metal-strong and is projected to be used in bulletproof vests within military tanks.
According to the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, this material is constructed of tiny graphene tubes like structures of cells capable of withstanding 6,577 kg per square inch u2013. This is the force experienced at the deepest level of the sea, just as in Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench in the USA. The stability of this material is the same as that of a diamond. It is capable of supporting a weight that is 40,000 times more than itself, that too, without bending.
Even after being squashed to 5 per cent of its original size, it can return to its previous shape. We can use this for shock absorption inside vests and outside tanks to withstand the projectiles’ blow.