Super Strength Structure Designed at MIT

Patterned material innovation

Researchers at MIT have created a super light material that’s 10 times stronger than steel, using graphene flakes. The new material’s strength is determined by its gyrodial coral-like geometry rather than the graphene itself.
"You could either use the real graphene material or use the geometry we discovered with other materials, like polymers or metals…The geometry is the dominant factor"
Markus Buehler, the head of MIT’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering