Lawrence Livermore engineer Xiaoyu Zheng with macroscale version of unit cell constituting ultralight, ultrastiff material with potential auto-components application.
Vehicle parts made with the equivalent of frozen smoke one day may be headed for manufacturing plants. Researchers say a material with the same weight and density as aerogel – so light it's called frozen smoke – but with 10,000 times more stiffness, offers promise for the automotive-parts industry where lightweight, high-stiffness and high-strength materials are needed. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers developed the ...
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