Introducing Aerographite, The World Lightest Material

This is a picture of what German Scientists say is the lightest material in the world. It is a network of porous carbon tubes that is interwoven at the nano and micro level to make the lightest material in the world. The substance weighs just 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter. It is 75 times lighter than Styrofoam (Thank God, because those Styrofoam cups are exhausting to lift). Scientists of Kiel University (KU) and Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) named their joint creation aerographite.

Researchers describe aerographite as “jet black, remains stable, is electrically conductive, ductile and non-transparent.”

The new material may allow revolutionary uses in electronics, aviation, and satellites to water purification.

Source: MSNBC

52 thoughts on “Introducing Aerographite, The World Lightest Material”

  1. Woosty,

    I only saw the Rock Horror Picture Show once. In Walnut Creek, CA. Didn’t much care for it. I know Susan Sarandon is cute and everything, but didn’t much care for it. I liked Somewhere in Time better. Jane Seymour. Don’t tell anybody.

  2. Those damn German socialists with their free public universities, how dare they invent stuff all the time! Don’t they know only the private enterprises can create innovation?

  3. Matt, weather has little to do with practical application of conductivity in metals. The normal range of weather on the surface of the planet is not sufficient to create measurable change. For really serious changes in conductivity due to low temperatures, you need to be looking at temperatures in the neighborhood of 39 kelvins (minus 234 C, minus 389 F) for conventional superconductors. Suggest you do not lick the sample at those temperatures.

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