Scientists of the German and English universities introduced a new heavy-duty material called “Proteus”. Thanks to its special composition, it is impossible to cut a single blade.
When you try to cut material, it produces waves that destroy the blade. This effect is achieved due to the ceramic spheres inside a honeycomb of aluminum. The density of the material is 15% of the steel density, reports Nature.
The saw can penetrate the top layer, but start zataplivatsja, reaching pottery. At the same time, small ceramic particles fill the cut gaps through which cutting becomes more difficult. Proteus tested among other and water cutters, high pressure – material resisted.
It can withstand cutting torches of various types thanks to the revolutionary structure
Scientists suggest that Proteus should be used for bulletproof vests, bike locks and protective clothing. Now researchers are looking for partners to enter the market.
Video shows the rate of destruction of the cutter
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