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Offline Expectant_Philosopher

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Can layers of conical graphene structures redirect bullet velocities from perpendicular velocities to lateral velocities?  If coupled with shear stress fluids would the bullet force be redirected into lateral modes and slowed within the shear stress fluid?  If the graphene cones were not sturdy enough to withstand the energy of the bullet could the graphene cones be positively charged and the outer layer of the vest also be positively charged so when the bullet forces press the positively charged outer layer towards the positively charged cones, the layers would repel each other and redirect the bullet laterally into sacs of shear stress fluid?


 

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Re: Can layered conical graphene structures block bullets?
« Reply #1 on: 20/08/2014 22:41:47 »
I heard that the military would be interested in graphene if someone could economically produce a vest with 1 million layers of graphene.
In the meantime they will stay with their current materials.
 

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Re: Can layered conical graphene structures block bullets?
« Reply #2 on: 22/08/2014 17:20:11 »
Be that as it may, that, according to your point of view, the military has not as yet found a way to create structures from graphene. I readdress the idea of a material stronger than steel, whose geometry is shaped in the form of sheets of cones in alternating layers, could the geometry and theorized hardness of material cause the bullet to seek the path of least resistance by slanting its movement down the sloped face of the cone to transfer perpendicular force to lateral force?  Also with the addition of the positive on positive repulsion layers to slow the projectile and assist in its deflection and the shear stress fluids encased in auxetic materials to absorb impact.
 

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Re: Can layered conical graphene structures block bullets?
« Reply #3 on: 23/08/2014 11:14:58 »
As for the growth of conical graphene structures, could we use chemical vapor deposition in alternating stages, of germanium and graphene starting with chemical vapor deposition of germanium on silicon, then switch the vapor deposition to graphene, then again to germanium, and repeated, until in tapering diameters, a conic structure is built? The tapering process could be engineered to gradually reduce the diameter size while simultaneously reducing the volume size of the chemical deposition chamber, thus saving on material costs. Many such conic structures could be built simultaneously as a field of structures on a common foundation material. Alternating layers for the final product could use alternate initial grid configurations.
 

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