Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed 3D version of graphene by compressing and fusing flakes of graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon.
Graphene is one of the strongest materials known to man, but so far because of its extreme thinness it was not able for practical use.
The 3D version of Graphene was produced using a combination of heat and pressure.
It produced stable structures called diatom.
This version is lightweight, only percent as dense as steel but is 10 times stronger.
This novel development could lead production of lighter, stronger materials.