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Release date- 26082013 - An international team of researchers have developed a nanocomposite of graphene and copper that is 500 times stronger than pure metal.
A related material, which fuses graphene and nickel, is 180 times stronger. The scientists, most of them hailing from
The researchers tested the materials using micro-compression tests with transmission electronic microscopes and molecular dynamics simulation.
Previous research to create similar composites of graphene and metal have not been as successful as the KAIST's researchers.
With a tensile strength 200 times stronger than steel, graphene is itself the strongest material known to man. So strong, in fact that a sheet of the material as thick as plastic wrap could withstand an elephant standing on it. As
In a separate research project,
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