(Mar-a-Lago, FL) A materials scientist at one of the National Science Foundation’s research centers has made the discovery of the world’s thinnest known material, which occurred by chance during a vacation in south Florida. Staff scientist Richard Dupray, PhD, said the importance of the discovery cannot be underestimated.
“Developing the thinnest possible membranes is critical to the future of biotechnology, space science, and quantum computing.”
In a moment of remarkable serendipity at the Mar-a-Lago resort where he was staying, the discovery came when former President Trump grabbed a portable laser interferometer from the researcher and pointed it at himself.
“It gave a reading of less than one atom thick for his upper dermal layer, which is simply astounding!”
Scientists are keen to study the strange substance further in a bid to understand its properties. Initial observations indicate it varies in color from pale grey to bright orange, and is more fragile than a snowflake.
“The Holy Grail is a material that is both exceptionally thin yet also exceptionally strong. Unfortunately this one breaks down completely when exposed to the slightest criticism.”