MIT Engineers Create the “Impossible” – New Material That Is Stronger Than Steel and As Light as Plastic

published 2/3/2022


Mike O'Neill, Anne Trafton, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


The new substance is the result of a feat thought to be impossible: polymerizing a material in two dimensions. Using a novel polymerization process, MIT chemical engineers have created a new material that is stronger than steel and as light as plastic, and can be easily manufactured in large quan