Body Armor is one of the most sought after defensive technology in the world. From private security to military applications, the need for a building a better armor is ever present.
Now, Chemists from University Of California San Diego claim to have just developed the ideal protective material for the next generation of protective supersuits.
This material is made from an adaptive protein crystal which has an unusual “auxetic” property which gives it the ability to shrink from one side, when the material is compressed from the other side.
This makes the material denser than before, thus in turn making it more strong while retaining it’s flexibility.
Since it is easy to replicate in different shapes and sizes, it opens up endless applications in the field of shock absorption and protection.
The researchers have published their findings in the “Nature” Journal for those who wish to understand the phenomenon better.