Scientists produce 'world's lightest material': "Carbon aerogel"
Scientists from Zhejiang University in China have claimed to have produced an ultra-light substance, called Carbon Aerogel which has a density of 0.16 milligrams per cubic centimetre.
What is the composition of the substance?
- Carbon aerogel which is also being claimed as lightest man-made material ever produced is composed of granite and carbon nanotubes, can absorb up to 900 times its own body weight.
What is its significance?
- The substance is akin to carbon sponge in structure. Owing to its great absorbing capacity it could provide solutions to problems such as pollution control and cleaning up oil spills.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2013