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Title: Relating Nanoindentation to Macroindentation of Wood

Source: Advanced Biomass Science and Technology for Bio-Based Products, 2009. pp. 145-159

Author(s)Moon, Robert J.; Jakes, Joseph E.; Beecher, James F.; Frihart, Charles R.; Stone, Donald S.

Publication Year: 2009  View PDF »

Category: Journal Articles
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-3A

Abstract: Wood has several levels of hierarchical structure, spanning from the configuration of growth-rings down to the configuration of the base polymers (cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin). The bulk properties of wood result from the culmination of interactions over all length scales. Gaps presently exist in the fundamental knowledge relating the contribution of wood properties at each structural level to the resulting bulk properties. The advent of nanoindentation has facilitated mechanical property measurement at the cell wall layer; however, there is limited understanding of how and to what extent the properties at the cell wall level influence the bulk properties.

Keywords: Radiata pine; mechanical properties; nanotechnology; nanostructured materials; measurement; plant cell walls; hardness; deformation; wood chemistry; nanoindentation; radiata pine; chemical modification of wood; modified wood; macroindentation; latewood

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 838 kb(s)

Date posted: 02/09/2010

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RITS Product ID: 31213
Current FPL Scientists associated with this product (listed alphabetically)
Frihart, Charles R.
Research Chemist
Jakes, Joseph
Research Materials Engineer
Moon, Robert J.
Materials Research Engineer

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