Scientists have discovered that combined two layers of graphene creates something that is both lightweight and bulletproof.
A groundbreaking new discovery could forever change the future of the military as well as law enforcement, as scientists have discovered a way to combine two graphene layers to create a material that is both lightweight and bulletproof, as we reported recently. But while the material itself is fascinating, its implications for the future of warfare is what makes this such a big deal.
Scientists from the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center discovered that by combining no less and no more than two layers of graphene, they could create a material that is as thin as aluminum foil, and yet when it is struck by a fast-moving object, it suddenly becomes rigid and sturdy. It opens up incredible possibilities in warfare, as troops could wear this lightweight material instead of heavy kevlar vests.
It raises the question of whether this would result in an incredible advantage for troops who wear it, as they would be able to fight largely without fear of bullets, and it would also mean they would be able to wear incredibly lightweight clothing so they could move quickly without being bogged down with so much weight as they are today.
The graphene material in this case, called diamene, could also protect against wear and tear. With all of these features, such material could be an major boon to the military, as well as law enforcement and security firms. However, much research remains to be done before it can enter into use in the military.