Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Twitter

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2005

    Super Material Can Stop Speeding 9mm Bullet Without Cracking

    Researchers at a Rice University lab are researching technology that that could potentially stop a 9-millimeter bullet and seal the entryway behind it - an advance that may have huge implications for ballistic protection for soldiers, as well as other uses.

    During tests, the researchers were able to shoot tiny glass beads at the material, which effectively stopped bullets in their paths.
    "This would be a great ballistic windshield material," scientist Ned Thomas said in a clip posted on the university's website.

    The group, which included scientist Thomas, Rice research scientist Jae-Hwang Lee and a team from MIT's Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, was looking for ways to make materials "more impervious to deformation or failure." The result would be better, stronger, lighter armor for soldiers and police, and protection for sensitive materials subject to small, fast moving objects, such as aircraft and satellites.

    The researchers were looking at a complex polyurethane material that they saw was able to stop a 9 mm slug and seal its entryway. When penetrated by a tiny projectile at a high velocity, the material melted into a liquid that stopped the fast-moving object and actually sealed the hole it made.
    "There's no macroscopic damage; the material hasn't failed; it hasn't cracked," Thomas said.

    During their research, they found an excellent model material called a polystyrene-polydimethylsiloxane diblock-copolymer. Using two different methods, the team was eventually able to cross-section the structure to determine the depth of the bullets, and according to their study, the layers showed the ability to deform without breaking.

    "[The layers] tell the story of the evolution of penetration of the projectile and help us understand what mechanisms, at the nanoscale, may be taking place in order for this to be such a great, high-performance, lightweight protection material."

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Is it called Kevlar?

    And by the way, those pants, they belong to my dad.And they're not really pants,
    they're Lederhosen

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Kris Medlen's Bed
    And it can be yours for 10,000 a square inch

    The Cult of Gattis

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    San Antonio, Tx
    Yeah, its called Adamantium.... noob scientists.

    Official Edmunds/Vea Crew

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts