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New lightweight construction materials exceed the stability / density ratio of bones, massive steel, or aluminum

KIT researchers have developed microstructured lightweight construction materials of highest stability.
Although their density is below that of water, their stability relative to their weight exceeds that of massive materials, such as high-performance steel or aluminum. The lightweight construction materials are inspired by the framework structure of bones and the shell structure of the bees’ honeycombs. The results are now presented in the journal PNAS, DOI:

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