Real Metals/Alloys which are similar to Vibranium or Adamantium

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Vibranium is a fictional metal appearing in comic books published by Marvel. It is most commonly known as one of the materials used to construct Captain America’s shield, and it is also noted for its connection to Black Panther, as his suit is made from vibranium and is found in his native homeland of Wakanda (a fictional country in Africa).

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Properties of vibranium include absorption of any vibrational/kinetic/sound energy & storing that energy in molecular bonds. This is very strange in the real world since it is against thermodynamics. Molecular bonds are tradeoffs  between forces of attraction (electrostatic/magnetic) and forces of repulsion (electrostatic). Any molecule is stable at a particular temperature since there is a balance between the two forces. Now, more energy can not be stored in the molecular bonds & will invariably destroy the bond.


Adamantium is also a fictional metal appearing in comic books published by Marvel. Adamantium is an artificially synthesized metal. After the success of using vibranium, Dr. Maclain tried to recreate the process of bonding steel and vibranium, but was unsuccessful. The result from his failed experiments did lead to adamantium. Used in several experiments, the most famous use comes from the experiments conducted by the Weapon X program, bonding adamantium to a human skeleton structure. Yes, I’m talking about Logan.

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Adamantium is stronger than Vibranium. It is virtually indestructible. It is very dense and has survived exposure to multiple nuclear blasts in MCU. Adamantium can also cut through any material. In real world, there are various engineering material which offer very high durability (austempered ductile iron, maraging steels etc) & have been successfully developed for certain critical applications.

Unfortunately,this metals doesn’t exist in our world, but there are some real metals/alloys exist in our world might have all or some of the properties of Vibranium and Adamantium.


It’s the thinnest electronic material ever invented, consisting of a layer of carbon atoms just a single atom thick — the atoms are arranged in a hexagonal pattern. It weighs almost nothing, coming in at only 0.77 grams for a square meter.  Graphene is 100 times stronger than steel of the same thickness. It conducts both heat and electricity better than copper, and has outstanding optical and mechanical properties. If it could be produced on an industrial scale, graphene might revolutionize fields such as electronics and even body armor. Recently, the European Union awarded the Finnish company Nokia a $1.3 billion research grant to commercialize graphene. Hence, it has many properties similar to Adamantium.


Carbyne is something of a mystery. Astronomers believe they have detected its signature in interstellar space but chemists have been bickering for decades over whether they had ever created this stuff on Earth. It takes around 10 nanoNewtons to break a single strand of carbyne. This force translates into a specific strength of 6.0–7.5×10^7 N∙m/kg, again significantly outperforming every known material including graphene (4.7–5.5×10^7 N∙m/ kg), carbon nanotubes (4.3–5.0×10^7 N∙m/ kg), and diamond (2.5–6.5×10”7 N∙m/kg). Hence, it is stronger than Graphene.

However, both graphene and carbyne does not absorb sound or vibrational energy. So with Vibranium like real life alloys, I must dissapoint you. But you can never say that out knowledge of material science is saturated. New discovery can be made in future!

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