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Bone-Shaped Fibers Increase Strength Of Composite Materials

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January 18, 1999
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Los Alamos National Lab
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Researchers at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory have shown that enlarging the ends of short fibers used in composite materials simultaneously increases the overall toughness and strength of the material. Composite materials are used widely in the automotive, aerospace, civil engineering and other industries requiring lightweight but structurally sturdy parts.

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory have shown that enlarging the ends of short fibers used in composite materials simultaneously increases the overall toughness and strength of the material.


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