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    Author(s): David Kretschmann
    Date: 2003
    Source: Nature materials. Vol. 2 (Dec. 2003): Pages 775-776
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    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.

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

    Keywords

    Velcro mechanics, wood deformability, mechanical tests, diffraction

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