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Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Caption: Artist's impression of the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibers: The cellulose nano fibrils flow through a water channel and become accelerated by the inflow of additional water jets from the sides. The acceleration lets all fibrils align with the direction of flow, finally locking together as a strong fiber.
Credit: Credit: DESY/Eberhard Reimann
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