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What is the upper limit to the strength of a material made of baryonic (e.g. 'normal') matter? Researchers are discovering new and stronger materials every year but is there a limit that they will reach before they cannot make another material that is stronger? There are some very impressive achievements out there, such as graphene, but I believe it is possible to make even stronger materials.

(I mean strength as in the best combination of melting point, hardness, yield strength, tensile strength, toughness, and stiffness)

P.S. Also, no 'exotic' material would fit the bill, such as in neutron stars or quark stars.

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  • $\begingroup$ The answer will depend on clarifying the question. This article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strength_of_materials will help define what type of strength is being asked about. $\endgroup$ – Paul Young Feb 1 at 23:07
  • $\begingroup$ Hi Hami Hashmi. Welcome to Phys.SE. Please don't repost a closed question in a new entry. Instead, you are supposed to edit the original question within the original entry. $\endgroup$ – Qmechanic Feb 1 at 23:30
  • $\begingroup$ Oh ok. On my original question, it said i can either edit the question or post a new one, but i will do what you said. Thanks $\endgroup$ – user248541 Feb 1 at 23:50
  • $\begingroup$ Here is an answer to a related question. physics.stackexchange.com/a/525827/37364. For strong materials and materials with high melting/boiling points, atoms must stick together strongly. $\endgroup$ – mmesser314 Feb 2 at 1:18