New "featherweight" meta-material developed
"This material is lighter than a feather," said Associate Professor Gary Cheng, one of the team who developed the material. "The density is really low. It has a very high strength-to-weight ratio."
Findings were detailed in a research paper published on May 29 in the journal Advanced Materials. The paper was a collaboration between Purdue, Lanzhou University and the Harbin Institute of Technology, both in China, and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory. A research highlight about the work appeared in the journal Nature Research Materials.
Watch the YouTube video about the work.
Read the full article by Emil Venere in Purdue News (August 9): "Super-light material possesses high strength, other attributes"