New Material Could Mean Lightweight Armor for Soldiers

New Material Could Mean Lightweight Armor for Soldiers
Kelsey Kremer/The Des Moines Register via AP

Army-funded research identified a new material that may lead to lightweight armor, protective coatings, blast shields and other impact-resistant structures.

Researchers at the U.S. Army’s Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Caltech and ETH Zürich found that materials formed from precisely patterned nanoscale trusses are tougher than Kevlar and steel.

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