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Army-funded researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and ETH Zurich showcased a nanoarchitected material designed from nanoscale patterns better than Kevlar or steel material for making lightweight armor for future soldiers.

The nanoarchitected material was tested in the Army-sponsored research center Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN) in the MIT, which showed that it could withstand impacts from microparticles at a supersonic speed.

This could be a promising new material for making lightweight armor, protective coatings, and other impact-resistant materials for the Army. They published the findings of their study, titled "Supersonic impact resilience of nanoarchitected carbon," in the journal Nature Materials.

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