Graphene is phenomenal and has the potential to revolutionize industry and lives the way plastic did. Now, something even stronger has been produced, Carbyne; which, ironically, requires a graphene shell. Both materials are carbon molecules rather than chemicals. Instead of chemical bonds, they are held together by molecular bonds, which are much stronger. Graphene is relatively stable because it is a naturally occurring hexagonal matrix. Carbyne is an artificial line of carbon molecules so unstable that it evaporates or reacts with anything in its vicinity; it is, however, much stronger than graphene. So, wrap Carbyne’s carbon molecules in Graphene’s carbon molecules and there no reaction. Such a material becomes the leading candidate for creating space elevators – and we won’t know what else until we develop it.

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