A composite is composed of a high-performance fiber (such as carbon or glass) in a matrix material (epoxy polymer) that when combined provides enhanced properties compared with the individual materials by themselves. Carbon-fiber composites weigh about one-fifth as much as steel, but are as good or better in terms of stiffness and strength. With composite materials, you get high strength-to-weight and stiffness-to-weight ratios, as well as excellent energy-absorbing capability per mass. To meet the ultimate mileage goal, one potentially enabling technology is to use carbon-fiber composites, which form the structure of U.S. fighter jets. These composites do not rust or corrode.
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