Strongest compressive strength material

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WallyWerkle1969
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Hi guys,

Would like to know what's the highest compressive strength ever measured in any material, and what material that might be. Specifically wondering if there are any materials with gigapascal-level compressive strengths. Thanks!

Rgds,
Wally
 

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  • #2
Danger
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Do you mean actually physically measured as opposed to calculated? If not, neutronium would pretty much take the prize.
 
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WallyWerkle1969
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Do you mean actually physically measured as opposed to calculated? If not, neutronium would pretty much take the prize.
Oops, guess I should have clarified: I'm looking for man-made materials, so neutronium doesn't count (for now...).
 
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WallyWerkle1969
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Oops, guess I should have clarified: I'm looking for man-made materials, so neutronium doesn't count (for now...).
Of course, if there are any natural materials that are stronger but that we've actually physically measured those work as well.
 
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Danger
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Got it. I can't help. A structural engineer will know. Hang on for a while and one will show up.
 
  • #6
timthereaper
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I would think it would be some sort of ceramic material. From the small amount of material specs I've looked at, I think diamond is the highest compression allowable I've seen (>110 GPa), but in a more cost-effective setting aluminum oxide (alumina) has a decently high compression allowable.
 

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