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Aerographite Material is Now the Lightest Material on Earth

By: Jordy Eleni - Published: Jul 14, 2012 • References: onlinelibrary.wiley and gizmodo
Aerographite material is officially the lightest substance ever created by humankind. Its predecessors included aerogel, a NASA concoction that was formed of 99.9% air, and metallic microlattice, an element with a record density of 0.9 mg/cm³.

This scientific breakthrough surpasses even the best of these past designs. Its 0.2 mg/cm³ density is in tune with its ghostly characteristics, seen by way of its near transparent form. Teams at the Hamburg University of Technology and at the University of Kiel created Aerographite with the use of carbon tubes, cultivated progressively on a minute spectrum. Its propensity for the conduction of electricity and ability to support weight will also be essential to its success in the realms of astrology, biology and chemistry.