University of Maryland (UMD) scientists have named it "super wood" and rightfully so, as they say it is over 10 times stronger and tougher than regular wood.
Scientists first remove the wood's lignin with acid, in a similar fashion to the University of Maryland's Super Wood, which then creates a milky solution. That solution ultimately dries to form a new material with a 'Bouligand' structure - a structure in which molecules stack up into twisted and spiral shapes. Those structures are resistant to cracking, but remained ultimately weak and unable to hold much weight.
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