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Table 4 Mechanical properties of artificially aged samples, genuine historic sample (3000 BP) and non-aged samples

From: Transglutaminase-mediated restoration of historic silk and its ageing resistance

Mechanical properties Artificially aged samples Genuine historic sample Non aged samples
Tensile strength(N) 0.38 0.41 282.75
Elongation rate at breakage(%) 1.53 1.57 12.65