2-dimensional polymers can self-assemble themselves into sheets

MIT scientists created 2-dimensional polymers as light as plastic but are two times stronger than steel and four to six times more difficult to break than bulletproof glass.  

Before this technology, all polymers only formed one-dimensional, spaghetti-like chains. This new material is two-dimensional that self-assembles itself into sheets. They are also made of new materials that lock together like LEGOs, which means gas and liquid molecules cannot squeeze between them.

These 2D polymers can be easily manufactured in large quantities. They may be used for different applications, like coating for car parts and cell phones or building materials for bridges or other structures.

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