The lightest material on earth: Graphene Aerogel

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The lightest material on earth: Graphene Aerogel

Chinese scientists have recently discovered a new material with a world record of lightest material on earth consisting of only 0.16 milligram/ cubic centimeter. It also has a density lower than helium and hydrogen. Comparing this material to air’s density, which has a density of 1.2mg/cm3, aerogel has only 0.16mg/cm3 meaning this material can actually float. This material is made by freeze-drying solutions to develop a carbon sponge between carbon nanotubes and graphene. It is said to have the capability of absorption up to an approximate 850- 900 times its own weight and is definitely a potential material to aid clean up the environment. The freeze-drying procedure stacks the atoms into 3D where carbon nanotubes solutions are used. The possibility of this material is countless along with its further development of thermal conductivity.

For more information please visit: http://www.aerogelgraphene.com

Interview with Professor Gao Chou: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bIXUBXj070

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