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Let Let Let - Warplanes => Ground Forces => Topic started by: No.1 on April 22, 2013, 08:23:48 PM

Title: Body armor
Post by: No.1 on April 22, 2013, 08:23:48 PM
German researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University and the Max Planck Institute have developed an artificial structure similar to that of the sea sponge that is flexible but difficult to penetrate and may find application in body armor. Sponges are formed from spicules, small, interlinked, hard, lightweight, needle-like structures. The team created nanosize spicules each made up of calcite "nanobricks" held together by a "stretchy" protein found in sponges that are 10x as flexible as natural structures.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiSHem9PTpc&list=PL0F68B2B14956A8A8&feature=player_embedded
Title: Re: Body armor
Post by: Nico Braas on April 22, 2013, 10:34:09 PM
If it is CaCO3 it can be easily destroyed by an acid like HCl or H2SO4.
Even acetic acid will destroy it! Think the open structure will make it very vulnerable to acid exposure.
Title: Re: Body armor
Post by: No.1 on April 22, 2013, 10:52:04 PM
Lets see what will happen in future
Title: Re: Body armor
Post by: draken35 on April 23, 2013, 08:47:37 PM
Very interresting...