Today I want to talk to you about the metal Microlaticce that is the lightest solid element and resistant until the moment created by the human being, this small grid is created by small nickel-phosphorus metal tubes, with walls of 100 nanometers, interlaced as if They were a honeycomb. It is so light that it is a hundred times lighter than polystyrene foam. This material was developed at the University of California at Irvine, the HRL Laboratories, and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
How tough is it?
Scientists say that if an egg is coated with the microreticula and dropped from a 25-story building the egg will be unharmed, given that the material has the capacity to absorb large amounts of energy and supports deformations to such an extent that it recovers its shape up to 98%.
It is intended that this material can be used in the aerospace industry to reduce fuel consumption but at the moment it is only being used in the development of microbatteries, for the moment this is all I can tell you about the microlattice. If you like them or have any suggestions, they are always welcome.