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Andras Aszodi a-aszodi at nimr.mrc.ac.uk
Fri Jun 21 12:08:45 EST 1996

In article <Pine.SOL.3.91.960620091735.3521A-100000 at gate>,
wstzou at GATE.SINICA.EDU.TW (Wen-shyong Tzou) writes:
|> ). Well, a stick-ball model is too complicated for the modeling 
|> of macromolecules. A ribbon-like material may serve the purpose, if to 
|> some extent it can be folded or fixed. I am wandering where I can find 
|> this kind of material for the "crude" modeling of macromolecules. I hope 

Two suggestions:

1) Aluminum pieces. 1mm thick, 5mm wide, length 20..50 cm.
2) The cobalt-alloy wire orthopaedic surgeons use for
   fixing bones together (no kidding!), may be available
   from specialist shops or ask around the University Medical School.
   Very strong but ductile material.

Good luck
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