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Nanotechnology for the forest products industryAuthor(s): Theodore Wegner; Philip Jones
Source: Wood and fiber science. Vol. 37, no. 4 (Oct. 2005): pages 549-551.
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionNanotechnology is defined as the manipulation of materials measuring 100 nanometers or less in at least one dimension. In addition, nanomaterials must display unique properties and characteristics that are different than their bulk properties. At the 1-nanometer (nm) level, quantum mechanics rules, and at dimensions above 100 nm, classical continuum mechanics, physics, and chemistry dictate properties of matter. Between 1 and 100 nm, a hybrid exists, and interesting things can happen. Mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic, and a variety of other properties can behave quite differently, providing the opportunity to develop materials with higher strength, greater opacity, and enhanced electrical and magnetic performances among many others.
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CitationWegner, Theodore; Jones, Philip. 2005. Nanotechnology for the forest products industry. Wood and fiber science. Vol. 37, no. 4 (Oct. 2005): pages 549-551.
KeywordsForest products industry, nanotechnology
- Nanomaterials in the forest products industry
- A fundamental review of the relationships between nanotechnology and lignocellulosic biomass
- Nanotechnology for the forest products industry: vision and technology roadmap
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