Cellulose microfibrils tensile modulus

Value >=1e+11 N/m^2
Organism Plants
Reference Cosgrove DJ. Loosening of plant cell walls by expansins. Nature. 2000 Sep 21 407(6802):321-6. p.321 right column top paragraphPubMed ID11014181
Comments Larger than this value, this is a lower bound. This effectively says that a pressure of several atmospheres (10^5-10^6 N/m^2) will cause negligible (<10^-5) relative extension of the cell wall
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