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World's Lightest Solid Unveiled

A material that is 100 times lighter than styrofoam has been produced by scientists from the University of California, Irvine and www.umlauf.de the California Institute of Technology. The unnamed new material is made with nickel phosphorous in a nanoscale lattice. It is 99.99 percent air.

This material is even lighter than silica aerogel, and weighs just 0.9mg per cubic centimeter. The announced plans for the material include use for battery electrodes and for acoustic- and vibration-dampening applications. But there will doubtless be other applications that other materials engineers will find for this material.

The techniques used to fashion superlightweight materials may eventually be applicable for use with other materials. Even though there isn't an immediate green tech application for this material doesn't mean that it isn't interesting.

image credit: Dan Little, HRL Laboratories LLC

via: Architect Magazine

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written by Trion, December 10, 2011
I saw a news blip about this the other day. It would be cool to get my hands on some of this stuff but I can't think of anything to do with it right off. It doesn't look strong enough for my first thought which was airplanes, but maybe for RCV's?
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World's Lightest Solid Unveiled
written by dongmingaluminium, December 13, 2011
"The announced plans for the material include use for battery electrodes and for acoustic- and vibration-dampening applications."
It surely will be more popuar for many different applications, but what about the costs of buy cialis doctor online such material?
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written by dongmingaluminium, December 13, 2011
Sounds really practical actually, if the costs for such material is practial either?
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written by Steve, December 15, 2011
Two immediate applications: heat sink for electronics (assume packaging is not an issue), and diffused lighting for LED lamps now being sold for home use.
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written by Shb15, December 15, 2011
WOW!! This is cialis cheap really cool, but how strong is it? If it is really 99.99% air, then, can it be squished like a bug?
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written by electronics recycling, February 07, 2012
I can see the material being used as packing between the layers of materials. The packing would be lightweight, have insulating thermal properties yet add to the structural strength of the encompassing material (eg. used in car construction to we use it buy online prescription cialis strengthen car doors etc).

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