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  • Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 8 February 2018 Size: 47 KB Referencing Hub media

    Within the matrix area, there are embedded smaller units called microfibrils. The microfibrils in the matrix are rather like the steel rods embedded in reinforced concrete to give strength and flexibility. The microfibrils contain pairs of twisted molecular chains.

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