You might think a material that is 95% air would be weak. You might think the rest being entirely carbon would make it brittle. You might be wrong.
In ongoing testing on nonwoven carbon nanofibers created through the CoFFiN process (see this page), we’ve found the material to be surprisingly robust and a lot more fun than science gets credit for. The videos below show that a little liquid nitrogen goes a long way, and a lot of compression is no big deal.
Shot and edited by Joseph Wright.
Shot and edited by David Edwards.