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Kevlartilage

Samples of kevlartilage in lab.

Lizhi Xu, ChE Research Fellow, prepares a sample of artificial cartilage by dropping a kevlar-based sample into water in the North Campus Research Complex on North Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI on October 9, 2017.   When the kevlar-based sample is put into water, polyvinyl alcohol within the sample traps water inside the network, obtaining the strength of cartilage.   Photo: Joseph Xu/Senior Multimedia Content Producer, University of Michigan - College of Engineering