Smallest Yet Powerful Lattice

Smallest Yet Powerful Lattice

The world's smallest 3D lattice structure, which is made of glassy carbon, can be used as load-bearing supports. Imagine that it can withstand 12,000 times the atmospheric pressure that is equivalent to 1.2 billion newtons per square meter. This structure was printed out using the 3D laser multiphoton litography. The powerful laser forces the resin to absorb two photons at the same time to have high precision during printing. To make it small, it is exposed to temperature around 900 degrees Celcius in a vacuum chamber. This causes the carbon to turn itself into a form of glass and shrinks by up to 80 percent of its original size. The lattice is also highly electrically conductive and can actually be classified to have novel mechanical and optical properties.Want to know more about this awesome device? Follow this Link!