Discover the world’s lightest material
Aerographite is a revolutionary new material that consists of a network of porous carbon tubes. These tiny tubes are three-dimensionally interwoven at both a nano and micro level, creating a substance that weighs only 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimetre (0.0001 ounces per cubic inch); it is about 99.99 per cent air. So how can this be used?
Another possible use is in satellites and aircraft. These machines must cope with lots of vibration, which could be mitigated by using aerographite.