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Title: Velcro mechanics in wood

Author: Kretschmann, David;

Date: 2003

Source: Nature materials. Vol. 2 (Dec. 2003): Pages 775-776

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The remarkable deformability of wood in a moist environment resembles that of ductile metals. A combination of traditional mechanical tests and cutting-edge diffraction experiments reveal the molecular mechanism that determines such behaviour.

Keywords: Velcro mechanics, wood deformability, mechanical tests, diffraction

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Kretschmann, David 2003. Velcro mechanics in wood. Nature materials. Vol. 2 (Dec. 2003): Pages 775-776


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