27 Aug '16, 8pm

Amazing Carbon Foam Doesn’t Take Much Bread: A lot of people knew the Space Shut...

A lot of people knew the Space Shuttle had ceramic tiles to protect its nose from reentry heat. That’s mostly because the tiles fell off a lot and each one was a unique shape, so it got a lot of press coverage. However, you didn’t hear as much about the parts of the orbiter that got really hot: the forward part of the wings and the tip of the nose. For those, NASA used an exotic material called RCC or reinforced carbon-carbon. Other uses include missile nose cones and Formula One brakes. A similar material, carbon fiber-reinforced silicon carbide appears in some high-end car brakes. These materials can take high temperatures, easily. [AvE] wanted to make some carbon foam for experiments . It does take a little bread, though. Not money, but literal bread. To create the foam, he burns bread slices in a chamber full of argon. The stuff has some amazing properties. In the vide...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2016/08/27/amazing-carbon-foam-doesnt...

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