MIT Scientists Create New Material That’s Stronger Than Steel But Light As Plastic | True Activist

Fast Company

By True Activist – March 7, 2022

Chemical engineers from MIT have created a new material using a new polymerization process, and it’s as light as plastic and stronger than steel. Moreover, it can also be easily manufactured in big quantities.

This new material is a two-dimensional polymer that self-assembles into sheets, which is unlike other polymers, that normally form one-dimensional, spaghetti-like chains. Until this new type of polymer was created, scientists thought that it was impossible to induce polymers to create 2D sheets.

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