Up until recently, graphene was heralded as the wonderstuff to end all wonderstuff, but there’s a new super-material in town, and its name is nanocellulose. From bendable batteries and flexible screens to superhero-like body armour, nanocellulose could revolutionise our lives.
What is nanocellulose?
Nanocellulose is a nanoscale configuration of good old cellulose, which is one of the most abundant materials on the planet. It’s the main constituent of plant cell walls, providing structural support to pretty much every green thing on Earth.
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