Graphene armor will surpass diamonds in strength

Unfortunately, until now the majority of body armor "suffer" from massiveness and excess weight. A group of scientists from the City University of New York, headed by Professor Eliza Rideau, undertook to solve this problem. In the course of their research, they found that two layers of graphene, when solidified, acquire a strength superior to diamonds.

The material was named diamine. It consists of two layers of graphene on a silicon carbide substrate. In its normal state, it possesses lightness and flexibility, commensurate with foil. With a sudden sharp mechanical impact at room temperature, it acquires "super-diamond" strength.

The idea of ​​creating a diamine belongs to Associate Professor Angelo Bonnorno, who developed a computer model of a material consisting of two sheets of correctly aligned graphene, and Eliza Rideau and her colleagues put his idea into practice.

Interestingly, the solidification effect occurs only in the case of two graphene sheets. Previously, Rice University scientists were able to achieve success by creating their own microbullet material, consisting of 300 layers.