(Florida Atlantic University) Body armor for U.S. soldiers is heavy, cumbersome, and way above the desired aerial density, which limits their mobility and physical performance. FAU scientists expect to improve performance of military helmets and body armor using hybridized nanocomposite fibers. Like something out of the movie “Iron Man,” this new fiber will to lead to fast dissipation, greater energy absorption and ballistic performance. Bullet-proof armor performance is heavily dependent on the base material properties, which have changed little in recent years.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-02/fau-rtb013120.php