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● natural polymer ● abundant ●affordable ● renewable ● widely used ● biodegradable
Vinegar / Citric acid
● easy-manufacturing ● occurs naturally in citrus fruits ● affordable ● renewable ● biodegradable
● obtained from plant and animal resources ● non-toxic ● affordable ● renewable ● biodegradable
Material characterization is the process of measuring and determining physical, chemical, mechanical and microstructural properties of materials.
X-ray micro tomography uses x-rays to create cross-sections of a physical object that can be used to recreate a virtual model (3D model) without destroying the original object.
Scanning Electron Microscope
an electron microscope in which the surface of a specimen is scanned by a beam of electrons that are reflected to form an image.
MTS Compression Testing
Compression testing is a testing method that is used to establish the compressive force or crush resistance of a material and the ability of the material to recover after a specified compressive force is applied and even held over a defined period of time.
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