25 STRONGEST Materials Known to Man
- Published: 07 November 2017
- Diamonds are the strongest materials known to man, right? You might be surprised to find out they are not. In fact, you may be surprised to discover some of the items considered as some of the toughest items man has ever known. Check out these 25 strongest materials known to man.
We are always looking for the strongest materials. It allows us to create things that can withstand more abuse. Things like taller buildings, stronger cars, and protection for law enforcement. But contrary to what you might think, these stronger items are not bigger or heavier. Often, they are smaller and lighter. Care to find out which are the strongest materials known to man? Then check out our list (and our photo credits and sources) and let us know in the comments below how you think these materials could be used:
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By now, we’re pretty sure that you’ve heard that diamonds are the strongest materials known to man. However, this isn’t necessarily true. There are materials that are tougher than diamonds such as Carbyne. But even if the material is not tougher than diamond, it impressive to see how durable some materials can be. Take Graphene for example. A one atom thick sheet is 200 times stronger than steel. You’re probably familiar with Kevlar. Used in bullet proof vests, Kevlar has a tensile strength that is 8 times that of steel and can with stand temperatures reaching 450℃. Check out these 25 strongest materials known to man.
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