The latest development of Perm scientists - ultra-strong cellulose

In terms of strength, this material surpasses even stainless steel, although in fact we are talking about a unique nanomaterial based on cellulose, created by a team of scientists from the Perm State National Research University under the leadership of Alexander Maksimov.

Under the microscope, the material is a dense needle-shaped crystalline mass that forms ultra-high strength. An important advantage of unusual cellulose is that it will be produced from a huge amount of waste from pulp and paper mills, which creates serious environmental problems.

And yet the most important quality of this unique material is pseudoplasticity, that is, the ability to adapt to various external influences. So, in an ordinary environment, nanocellulose is viscous, under mechanical action it resembles a liquid, and in a solid state it becomes super strong.

The new technology is in an experimental stage. It's about the implementation of the project in real production. Some local enterprises have already expressed their readiness to take part in such an ambitious promising project.

In the future, the unique material can become the basis for the production of light and heavy-duty parts, body armor, materials for the needs of medicine and other products.