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Ultrafine fibers have exceptional strength

January 4, 2018

Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have developed a process to produce ultrafine fibers -- whose width is measured in nanometers -- that are exceptionally strong, tough, inexpensive and easy to produce, and could be choice materials for many applications, such as protective armor.Full Story

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