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(MIT Technology Review)   So graphene was all "I'm the strongest material ever, and won the Nobel Prize", but then molybdenite was all, "Yeah but I'm a semiconductor, biatch"   (technologyreview.com) divider line 28
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2011-02-09 11:54:15 AM  
Everyone knows Black Molybdenite is the baddest mother farka
 
2011-02-09 01:11:23 PM  
i.imgur.com

I thought Diamondium was the hardest. Professor Fansworth told me so.
 
2011-02-09 01:59:52 PM  

IdBeCrazyIf: Everyone knows Black Molybdenite is the baddest mother farka


Now Aunt Billy, how many times have I told you not to call here and interrupt my Kung Fu!
 
2011-02-09 02:02:32 PM  
Adamantium will kick graphenes ass, Bub
 
2011-02-09 02:08:45 PM  
Oh snpnp!
 
2011-02-09 02:09:09 PM  

loonatic112358: Adamantium will kick graphenes ass, Bub


Unobtainium

/biatch
 
2011-02-09 02:10:23 PM  
Good enough for a sky hook?
 
2011-02-09 02:13:42 PM  
It amuses me no end how much research into nanomateriels gets done using scotch tape.

/ dunno why, it just does.
 
2011-02-09 02:39:05 PM  

Jewbag: Unobtainium


you should have gone with scrith, the material characteristics of avatars unobtanium weren't ever mentioned
 
2011-02-09 03:13:15 PM  
I can still remember the good old days when researchers would focus on results, not daydreams, hype and bullshiat.
 
2011-02-09 03:29:18 PM  
mst3kaday.files.wordpress.com
Heh I thought they had made that name up.
 
2011-02-09 03:36:11 PM  
"So that's what this shiat does?"

www.ufomystic.com
 
2011-02-09 03:54:17 PM  
www.wrensnestonline.com

The toughest...

won't cop out when the heat's all about
 
2011-02-09 03:57:12 PM  
My main concern with atom-thick materials is radiation damage. I'd like to see some numbers on their viability for use in the upper atmosphere and space where their weight benefits yield the highest payoffs.

Anyone seen anything on this or is it not a concern due to adequately high bond strength?
 
2011-02-09 04:13:20 PM  

loonatic112358: you should have gone with scrith, the material characteristics of avatars unobtanium weren't ever mentioned


But the Brothers of the Night used unobtanium to try and catch the Streaker, with unfortunate results.
 
2011-02-09 04:30:09 PM  

theorellior: loonatic112358: you should have gone with scrith, the material characteristics of avatars unobtanium weren't ever mentioned

But the Brothers of the Night used unobtanium to try and catch the Streaker, with unfortunate results.


where is that from?
 
2011-02-09 04:40:45 PM  

Ninlar: I thought Diamondium was the hardest. Professor Fansworth told me so.


I thought it was dolemite. Farnsworth and Bender told me so
 
2011-02-09 05:39:22 PM  

loonatic112358: theorellior: loonatic112358: you should have gone with scrith, the material characteristics of avatars unobtanium weren't ever mentioned

But the Brothers of the Night used unobtanium to try and catch the Streaker, with unfortunate results.

where is that from?


Unobtainium has been around for much longer than Avatar has.
 
2011-02-09 05:54:15 PM  

Jewbag: Unobtainium has been around for much longer than Avatar has.


yes, I know, it was a material in the CAD software I use in an early version of it.

I just don't know all the fictional references.
 
2011-02-09 06:11:39 PM  

2wolves: Good enough for a sky hook?


How delusional about our technology are you? That's not even remotely within our capabilities. 10 billion transistor CPUs running gigabytes of bloated code? No problem. Massive engineering undertakings requiring fantasy-levels of energy and ridiculously strong and 100% fail-safe materials? Ummm....
 
2011-02-09 06:18:14 PM  

loonatic112358: theorellior: loonatic112358: you should have gone with scrith, the material characteristics of avatars unobtanium weren't ever mentioned

But the Brothers of the Night used unobtanium to try and catch the Streaker, with unfortunate results.

where is that from?


Startide Rising by David Brin.
 
2011-02-09 07:30:49 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: 2wolves: Good enough for a sky hook?

How delusional about our technology are you? That's not even remotely within our capabilities. 10 billion transistor CPUs running gigabytes of bloated code? No problem. Massive engineering undertakings requiring fantasy-levels of energy and ridiculously strong and 100% fail-safe materials? Ummm....


Cue anti-space derp here.

Cause, you know, since we can't do it THIS INSTANT, we should forget about it forever and ever and ever, and never think about possibly working on technologies that would assist in making it a future possibility.

But no, AFAIK atomic molybdenite sheets just have interesting electrical properties, they don't have the high strength applications that graphine (potentially) could have.
 
2011-02-09 08:42:51 PM  
The lightest is, of course, Upsidasium.
 
2011-02-10 12:12:08 AM  
So graphene was all "I'm the strongest material ever, and won the nobel prize," but then molybdenite was all, "yeah but i'm a semi conductor biatch"

and then graphene was all "oh yea? well i'm intrinsically a zero-gap semi conductor but i have something called a tunable bandgap. Also, cutting me into ribbons of different chirality changes my electronic properties so fark off."
 
2011-02-10 12:20:22 AM  
Francium surrenders


/it's mine, don't steal it biatches
 
2011-02-10 02:17:46 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: The lightest is, of course, Upsidasium.


I thought it was frictionless?
 
2011-02-10 04:03:46 AM  

sbcbmx112: So graphene was all "I'm the strongest material ever, and won the nobel prize," but then molybdenite was all, "yeah but i'm a semi conductor biatch"

and then graphene was all "oh yea? well i'm intrinsically a zero-gap semi conductor but i have something called a tunable bandgap. Also, cutting me into ribbons of different chirality changes my electronic properties so fark off."


zwitterionic form = assmode
 
2011-02-10 09:19:42 AM  
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu
 
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