New plant-derived composite is tough as bone and hard as aluminum

Image: Detail of trees in grass, bark is in the foreground ; Copyright: PantherMedia / weruskak

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04/04/2022

Picture: . ; Copyright: A. John Hart, Abhinav Rao ; edited by MIT News

A new woody composite, engineered by a team at MIT, is as hard as bone and as tough as aluminum, and it could pave way for naturally-derived plastics. This image shows a tooth printed by the team resting on a background of wood cells. Copyright: A. John Hart, Abhinav Rao ; edited by MIT News

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