Silicification of wood-cell walls

S. E. Keckler, D. M. Dabbs, N. Yao, Ilhan A. Aksay

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The structure of silica formed in the cell walls after infiltration of tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) was analyzed by electron microscopy. First, partially hydrolyzed TEOS in ethanol was infiltrated into rehydrated kiln-dried lumber samples of hemlock and pine. Samples were impregnated, cured and then heat treated. Electron microscopy studies were carried out on a Philips CM-20 TEM on microtomed specimens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America
EditorsG.W. Bailey, A.J. Garratt-Reed
Number of pages2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1994
EventProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America - New Orleans, LA, USA
Duration: Jul 31 1994Aug 5 1994


OtherProceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Microscopy Society of America
CityNew Orleans, LA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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