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Two Layers of Graphene Make Diamond-Hard Armor That Can Stop a Bullet
Futurism ^ | Dec 21, 2017 | Kyree Leary

Posted on 12/27/2017 7:36:05 AM PST by Lazamataz

IAMOND-HARD ARMOR The media tends to depict bullet-proof armor as something that’s thick and heavier than regular clothes. Despite being for bodily protection, the added bulk of that armor might restrict a person’s movements. But scientists at the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) have found that diamond-hard armor doesn’t need to be thick. The key to less-bulky protection is graphene, a tightly-packed layer of bonded carbon atoms one million times thinner than a piece of paper.

The researchers discovered that two layers of graphene stacked on top of one another can temporarily become as hard as diamond — and just as impenetrable — when struck by, say, a bullet. The hardening of the new material, called diamene, only happens when exactly two sheets of graphene are layered together, according to the study published in Nature Nanotechnology. When more sheets were added, the hardening effect didn’t happen.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; bodyarmor; diameme; diamene; graphene; jessemarcel; jessemarceljr; roswell; technology
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The age of the firearm is rapidly drawing to a close.
1 posted on 12/27/2017 7:36:05 AM PST by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Will have to start inserting bullets manually.


2 posted on 12/27/2017 7:37:11 AM PST by going hot (happiness is a momma deuce)
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Ironically, effective bullet-proof armor won’t count for much if no one’s using bullets anymore.

That's not irony - it's a simple fact.

3 posted on 12/27/2017 7:40:52 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: going hot

Spears or arrows, maybe?


4 posted on 12/27/2017 7:41:33 AM PST by SgtHooper (If you remember the 60's, YOU WEREN'T THERE!)
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To: Lazamataz

But can they stop these bullets from hitting my house????,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

5 posted on 12/27/2017 7:41:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: Lazamataz

It may be able to stop a bullet from penetrating the armor, but the force of the impact will still be there. It might be spread out by dissipation over a larger surface, but that can still do some very serious (even lethal) damage.


6 posted on 12/27/2017 7:42:01 AM PST by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: Lazamataz

When hard, this same stuff would invisibly slice through your body long before you could ever realize it.


7 posted on 12/27/2017 7:42:15 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: Lazamataz

With graphenes conductive properties what effect does a TASER have on this?


8 posted on 12/27/2017 7:44:17 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Wisdom and education are different things. Don't confuse them.)
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To: Lazamataz

Industrial production of graphene is going to change society as much as integrated circuits have.


9 posted on 12/27/2017 7:44:40 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: going hot
"Will have to start inserting bullets manually."

Deer hunting just became a heckuva lot harder.

10 posted on 12/27/2017 7:44:44 AM PST by StAntKnee (Add your own danged sarc tag)
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Stopping the bullet doesn’t particularly mean zero transference of force. Armor that thin will need thicker materials to reduce the shock of impact


11 posted on 12/27/2017 7:44:53 AM PST by Gasshog (When in trouble or in doubt, run in circles scream and shout!)
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Me thinks someone reverse engineered Superman’s outfit..


12 posted on 12/27/2017 7:45:12 AM PST by CygnusXI
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To: caligatrux

What if the round was made of the same stuff, or coated with it?.....................


13 posted on 12/27/2017 7:45:13 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: ConservativeMind

In fact, you could have invisible knives made of this stuff and have people walk into it and cut themselves completely in half.

How do you see a 1.5 atom-think, diamond hard substance, from the short side?


14 posted on 12/27/2017 7:45:44 AM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: Lazamataz

Bullets will be shaped like boxing gloves now.


15 posted on 12/27/2017 7:46:25 AM PST by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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To: Lazamataz

They will perfect armor piercing bullets.


16 posted on 12/27/2017 7:46:37 AM PST by DarthVader ("The biggest misconception on Free Republic is that the Deep State is invulnerable")
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To: Lazamataz

The age of the firearm is rapidly drawing to a close.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Soon we will be back to bows and arrows, they will pierce such armor, LOL.

But if you could take a 308 bullet that is stopped by such graphene armour, there will still be massive damage du to the mass and momentum of the stopped bullet, You get hit in the chest and you will have broken ribs and likely some internal concussive damage.

But abandoning the gun is a great idea. We would be back inthe era of swords etc. Not such a bad thing.


17 posted on 12/27/2017 7:46:41 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama Fascism) http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Steely Tom

With developments like this, the governments of the world will outlaw the processes except for their military, and LEOs, of course...............


18 posted on 12/27/2017 7:46:48 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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To: StAntKnee

Deer wear bullet proof armor?...................


19 posted on 12/27/2017 7:47:28 AM PST by Red Badger (Road Rage lasts 5 minutes. Road Rash lasts 5 months!.....................)
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https://youtu.be/Mcg9_ML2mXY?t=166


20 posted on 12/27/2017 7:47:41 AM PST by Doogle (( USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand....never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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