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I think they are referring to man-made toughest material, not natural materials..
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The hardest naturally occurring material is indeed still Diamond, being solely comprised of Carbon-Carbon bonds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon#Characteristics
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...FFS
DIAMOND IS THE HARDEST MATERIAL NOT THE TOUGHEST PEOPLE
stop commenting if you don't know what words mean.
strong
tough
hard
all have different meanings
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post #14 of 22
Transparent Aluminum in the makings!
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post
Graphene would be the strongest *if* we could figure out how to get it to bond with other materials that acts as sort of a "glue" or bonding agent.



Wait, you thought it was one thing but then changed it to another thing?

You do realize that "adamantium" is a fictional material right?

Diamond is not as "indestructible" as people think. While it may not have any relative weak points or cleavages, or can be cut by other rocks or metals it can still be broken if struck hard enough.(Though there won't be a clean break)

Due to diamonds expense and inability to bend(tensile), it couldn't take the place of alloys or metals that can bend without breaking, thus absorbing energy rather than deflecting it. One needs to look no further than the auto industry over the coarse of the past thirty years to realize that absorbing impacts is far more effective than deflecting them.
This is where the face palm pic gets added... lol
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Transparent Aluminum in the makings!
More like Transparent Titanium!
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There's also Polyyne, which is supposedly stronger than Graphene, with 44 carbon atoms bonded together, there's not much information on it though.
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you're all wrong

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Glass armor... so Humvees are safer... but also... it needs to be safe for practical use in real world situations.
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