Buckypaper is 500x Stronger Than Steel

 - Oct 20, 2008   Updated: Jul 14 2011
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10 times lighter and 500 times stronger than steel. 50,000 times thinner than a human hair. It's called Buckypaper, a thin, flimsy paper-like material that is constructed from tube-shaped carbon molecules. It conducts electricity and disperses heat. In short, it is a super material that may soon change the way aircraft, automobiles, and computers are designed - as further research finds a way to make more of it... and cheaper.

Implications - This super material could have tremendous impacts on how buildings and entire cities are designed. Most notably, major earthquake areas like Haiti and Japan might leverage this material as a super material to save lives and prevent unwanted destruction on a large scale.