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Contact: Emil Venere
Purdue University

Cellulose Nanocrystals

Caption: This transmission electron microscope image shows cellulose nanocrystals, tiny structures that give trees and plants their high strength, light weight and resilience. The nanocrystals might be used to create a new class of biomaterials that would have a wide range of applications.

Credit: Purdue Life Sciences Microscopy Center

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