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Source: In: Proceedings 31st annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, Inc. 2008 February 17-20; Austin, TX. Bl;acksburg, VA: the Adhesion Society: 3p.; 2008

Author(s)Jakes, Joseph E.; Stone, Donald S.; Frihart, Charles R.

Publication Year: 2008  View PDF »

Category: Conference Proceedings
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-2A

Abstract: As an adherend, wood is structurally, chemically, and mechanically more complex than metals or plastics, and the largest source of this complexity is wood's chemical and mechanical inhomogeneities. Understanding and predicting the performance of adhesively bonded wood requires knowledge of the interactions occurring at length scales ranging from the macro down to the molecular level of chemical interactions. This work investigates such interactions occurring at and below the micrometer range using nanoindentation.

Keywords: Glue; adhesion; adhesives; testing; gluing; wood chemistry; microstructure; nanotechnology; plant cell walls; nanostructured materials; ponderosa pine; wood anatomy; resorcinol; phenols; formaldehyde; phenolic resins; bonding; bond strength; bondline; nanoindentation; penetration; resorcinol glues

File size: 373 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/20/2009

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RITS Product ID: 26564
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Frihart, Charles R.
Research Chemist
Jakes, Joseph
Research Materials Engineer

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