Carbyne – new hardest material is double the strength of Graphene – Truthloader Investigates


Graphene is great and I’ve gone on about it
at great length before so click here if you’re interested. But it’s basically a miracle material
– the hardest and one of the lightest known to man that could revolutionise everything
from electronics to fabrics once it’s perfected. But graphene is old news because there’s a
new kid on the block and it’s even tougher – twice as still as graphene and carbon nanotubes
and stronger than any material known to man. It’s called carbyne, or linear acetylenic
carbon. And it’s quite astonishing. Although it’s structurally very similar to diamond,
it’s over 40 times tougher, and being only an atom thick, it’s iincredibly light.
But the material itself is only half the story. Carbyne was first theorised in 1967, but until
now, no one has managed to successfully make it. In fact, there was real doubt in the scientific
community about whether it was possible to create it at all under real world conditions.
But not only has it been created, it’s been done, stably, at room temperatures. The research
was carried out by a team from Rice University and published on the Arxiv online journal.
The material could have countless uses but the most obvious are in nano-mechanics, that’s
tiny, microscopic moving parts, and in creating super-strong, super-lightweight fabrics. And
in lenses, sensors, electrical systems…

100 Replies to “Carbyne – new hardest material is double the strength of Graphene – Truthloader Investigates”

  1. no he's not – there was a quote that a sheet of graphene could be place on top of a pencil and an elephant could rest upon it without the sheet of graphene breaking

  2. Its a shame you didn't mention how it's made, and if it suffers from the same problem as Graphine, as in ridiculously hars to manufacture / mass produce.

  3. You clearly haven't heard of the analogy made to explain the strength of graphene, it goes something like this: "It would take an elephant, balanced on a pencil, to break through a sheet of graphene the thickness of Saran Wrap"

  4. well technically it'd be easier to hang it via a harness with a graphene rope (same weight but easier to manufacture said graphene object whereas balancing a elephant on a pencil requires both the pencil and a complex stabilization system because while the graphene can resist the weight it cannot compensate for its lack of surface area for contact and thus its rather absurd ground pressure which could just have the graphene punch a hole straight through the floor or topple the elephant over..

  5. yes by 20 times I think and 200 times stronger than steel. kevlar is 5 times stronger than steel graphene paper is also stronger than diamond

  6. Is it fair to say 40x tougher than diamond AND lightweight as if they were separate properties? It's 40x tougher BY WEIGHT right?

  7. forget the tires. the structure and lightweight framing of exotic cars will be the first to use these ingredients ,but, not until the government entities have fun with it first . 😉

  8. Carbyne has not been synthesized yet. However, polyynes typically have large ending groups to protect the carbon chain. These large ending groups make such polyynes useless in the real-world applications envisioned for carbyne.

  9. Praetorian they allready have tubeless tyres etc that dont puncture. Only development they could add would be durability now

  10. I spider layed eggs in my brain … this material is exactly what I was waiting for …

    na na na na Spiderman !!

    I want to be in the comment of the week section -_-

  11. well if it was on a pencil the elephant would be pierced. Sure the graphene would be strong enough but the elephants skin/hide would definitely not.

  12. 67 huh… possible to create. If it can be imagined/conceived with enough time/resources I would like to believe anything is plausible.

  13. The same structure in the atoms and the same atoms (ofcourse). You can still figure out how an molycule will react. But ofcourse it's a SHIT TON of work. But still.

  14. This "new" fact has been known for half a century – the inventor of the carbyne A.M. Sladkov wrote about it many times. What is real sensation – an oriented form of the carbyne. It was discovered by Russian scientists in 1992 and is currently well investigated. It is an ideal topological insulator: See "Superinjection from Oriented Carbyne as the Result of Landau Quantization in Giant Pseudo-Magnetic Field" DOI: 10.4236/jmp.2013.47134 
    Western science is hopelessly behind the Russian in this subject…

  15. toughness, hardness and "strength" are all different properties of matter, given; graphene and this carbyne are really hard materials, but like diamond there is no guarantee they will be tough or have many other strengths apart from their resistance to cutting and scratching (which is hardness)

  16. The next one will be "Morphite" that comes from "Mercotix", family from the "Solid State Fullerite", dunno if i will see it in my lifetime tho 🙂

  17. Man 40 times stronger than diamond at it's most simplest form?Just Imagine it being stacked the thickness of an Abrams's frontal armor or hell a battleship's armor or even more mundane things like body armor or even business suits and helmets.Forgot bulletproof you'll pretty much need a HEAT Round or even more to get through that absurd defense. /IMHO thoughts

  18. no,…snapping youre fingers apparently doesnt give you dudes magical powers, you sposed "finger snappers" are a dime a dozen

  19. The most important thing was not anwered: Is it electrically conductive ? If yes, how much ? Better than Graphene ?? If yes, how much more or less ? Many thanks.
    Regards, Stefan.

  20. anyone can give me the link on how they create carbyne?
    Kinda need it for a report. It's almost complete all that's missing is how it was made

  21. What you don't know is that it actually CAN'T exist at room temperatures. The only way they were able to keep the molecule stable was to wrap it in two layers of…you guessed it: graphene nanotubes. It's basically a graphene thermos and the carbyne is hot coffee. The coffee is only able to maintain a cylindrical shape because of the thermos. Without the thermos, the coffee goes everywhere and it's no longer useful all over the floor. Carbyne does not exist by itself, and will never exist by itself. It's a Carbyne-graphene alloy.

  22. OK, so forget the small stuff – will carbyne make better bullet-proof vests, stronger armor on tanks, or lighter, more rigid, and heat stable super-sonic aircraft?

  23. if the only use for these super lightweight and strong things that we can come up with is war, we're gonna screw ourselves over.

  24. All I want is to build an Iron Man suit out of some extraterrestrial galaxy material that's impossibly strong… I'll have to pray to aliens to help me lol 👏🏻

  25. Imagine flying a solar powered stingray aircraft with the weight of only 200 kg. 80 kgs is you, the rest would be the battery, the hot air and the carbyne structure of the craft. Strong, lightweight and durable.

  26. So it's very strong, very light, and very stiff. So, strong in compression. A good thing to make light, thin-walled vacuum chambers out of?

    Or to get straight to the point: vacuum airships?

  27. As time goes on we're just going to keep creating more new and better stuff, and those new and better stuff will open doors to even newer and better things. There's no where to move but forward. Carbyne is eventually going to seem weak compared to whatever we make in the future. Science is all about buildings barriers and knocking them down. Sir Henry Bessemer would be proud.

  28. Incredible that already 130 years ago, the German scientist Adolf von Baeyer said that carbyne will be much stronger than any other material on the planet.

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