Gallery: Scientists Develop Graphene Aerogel – The World’s Lightest Mat...


Last year, German scientists created aerographite, which at 0.2 milligrams per cubic centimeter was dubbed the world’s lightest material. However they have now been eclipsed by a team from China’s Zhejiang University that has created Graphene Aerogel – a sponge-like solid material made from freeze-dried carbon and graphene oxide that weighs just .16 milligrams per cubic centimeter. That’s just twice the density of hydrogen.

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  1. Jack Greenwall August 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm

    if its ” twice the density of hydrogen.” why is it not flying away ? ? ?? ? ? ?

  2. Lalit Kumar March 2, 2014 at 2:14 am

    plz tell me about tensile strength,ult. strength ..n more lyk that of this material…..

  3. Lalit Kumar March 2, 2014 at 2:11 am

    can we use this metal as a more rapidly moving part eg. at 100 rpm or at 10000 rpm

  4. greenkiran March 29, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    This material is getting too good to be true…who knows, maybe, just maybe, this could be the medium through which non-optical illusion holograms could be projected into

  5. GreenKiran March 29, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    A bit ironic you used the word ‘eclipsed’ to symbolize something thats meant to be smaller in concept

  6. Uncle B March 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Heat conductor or insulator?

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