Aerographite, World’s Lightest Material, Starts Hopping Around

This video shows samples of Aerographite, “the worlds lightest material,” which seem to jump and dance when a glass rod comes near. What’s going on here? It’s nothing paranormal.

This table top experiment shows the material Aerographite attracted by a charged polymer rod. Due to induction the material is attracted by the rod and touches it for the first time. Because of the contact to the rod, a charge transfer occurs and the material gets charged in the same manner like the rod. This is the reason why the material experiences some repulsive force and is accelerated towards the desk. While it touches the desk it looses a certain amount of its charge. After this charge transfer it starts again to climb towards the rod but does not reach it again because of the remaining charge in the materials. This cycle repeats several times before the materials lost all of its charge and touches the rod for a second time.

Other properties of this material, including its strength, are shocking. Stay tuned for more on this amazing nano substance.

2 thoughts on “Aerographite, World’s Lightest Material, Starts Hopping Around”

    1. I haven’t found any current uses, but the inventors cite possible utility in batteries, water filters, antennas, gas sensors, building insulation and much more.

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