The following sources were cited in SAP Digital Futures Issue 14 Super Materials: Building the Impossible
Graphene is only one atom thick yet up to 300 times stronger than steel.
Jesus de la Fuente, description of graphene, Graphenea, accessed June 15, 2016, http://www.graphenea.com/pages/graphene/V1RCJbgrKM9#.V2Fe07srK00.
A graphene-based battery may offer electric cars a driving range of 500 miles.
Luke Edwards, “Future Batteries, Coming Soon: Charge in Seconds, Last Months and Power over the Air,” Pocket-lint LTD, March 24, 2016, http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/130380-future-batteries-coming-soon-charge-in-seconds-last-months-and-power-over-the-air.
Researchers have developed cotton-blend nanomaterials that kill bacteria and conduct electricity.
Dexter Johnson, “The Capabilities of Nanomaterials in Textiles Continue to Expand,” IEEE Spectrum blog, July 10, 2015, http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/materials/capabilities-of-nanomaterials-in-textiles-continue-to-expand.
Super materials could make solar cells up to 1,000 times more efficient.
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Scientists have created a metamaterial that makes whatever it covers invisible
Eric Mack, “‘Ultra-Thin Invisibility Skin Cloak’ Could One Day Be Worn Like a Garment,” CNET, September 17, 2015, http://www.cnet.com/news/berkeley-scientists-create-invisibility-skin-cloak/.