World’s  lightest  material  developed

With a density of 0.9 mg / cc – about 100 times lighter than Styrofoam.  


“The trick is to fabricate a lattice of interconnected hollow tubes with a wall thickness 1,000 times thinner than a human hair,”  lead author Dr. Tobias Schaedler of HRL.




“Modern buildings, exemplified by the Eiffel Tower or the Golden Gate Bridge, are incredibly light and weight-efficient by virtue of their architecture. We are revolutionizing lightweight  by bringing this concept to the nano and micro scales.”  William Carter, manager of the architected materials group at HRL