Skip to Main Content
Role of transport in wood damage mechanisms – WSE 2017 keynote lectureAuthor(s): Samuel L. Zelinka
Source: International Wood Products Journal. 9(2): 50-57.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Forest Products Laboratory
Download Publication (1.0 MB)
DescriptionThis paper is a written summary of the keynote lecture presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Northern European Network on Wood Science and Engineering (WSE2017). The lecture summarized work performed at the Forest Products Laboratory (Madison, WI, USA) over the past 10 years related to understanding diffusion through cell walls. The highlighted work includes advances in electrical measurements and synchrotron-based X-ray fluorescence microscopy. The paper also discusses how diffusion is related to many wood damage mechanisms. The ultimate goal of the presented research is to develop new methods of wood protection through an enhanced understanding of diffusion and its role in wood damage mechanisms.
- We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
- This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.
CitationZelinka, Samuel L. 2018. Role of transport in wood damage mechanisms – WSE 2017 keynote lecture. International Wood Products Journal. 9(2): 50-57.
KeywordsWood moisture relations, diffusion, ionic conduction, percolation theory, fungal decay, corrosion, copper tolerance
- Threshold for ion movements in wood cell walls below fiber saturation observed by X-ray fluorescence microscopy (XFM)
- Acetylation increases relative humidity threshold for ion transport in wood cell walls – a means to understanding decay resistance
- Effects of Moisture on Diffusion in Unmodified Wood Cell Walls: A Phenomenological Polymer Science Approach
XML: View XML