If you’ve ever purchased a single set of tennis string then you’ve likely see how manufactures often depict the construction on the package. In particular Gamma seems to place quite a big of emphasis on the construction in their marketing as you can see in the package below from Tennis Warehouse.
I’ve always thought it was cool how they show the construction of a string, but Professor Clair Davis and Elizabeth Chandler of the School of Metallurgy and Materials, University of Birmingham, took it to a whole new level.
Check out these images of tennis string under an electron microscope.
Pretty cool right? I’d love to see some other materials under an electron microscope, such as a tennis ball or the surface of a tennis racquet.
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