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Title: RESISTANCE OF RADIATION-INDUCED TROPICAL WOOD-POLYMER COMPOSITES TO FUNGAL DEGRADATION.
Authors: Chia, L.H.L. 
Lim, V.S.L. 
Yap, M.G.S. 
Issue Date: 1987
Source: Chia, L.H.L.,Lim, V.S.L.,Yap, M.G.S. (1987). RESISTANCE OF RADIATION-INDUCED TROPICAL WOOD-POLYMER COMPOSITES TO FUNGAL DEGRADATION.. Radiation Physics and Chemistry 29 (4) : 303-308. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The resistance of six tropical hardwoods to fungal degradation by two wild-type strains of Phanerochaete chrysosporium Burdsall was investigated by using vermiculite burial and wood-block weight loss techniques. Radiation-induced wood-polymer composites (WPC) based on two hardwoods Ramin and Rubber-wood with methyl methacrylate, were prepared, and samples were also exposed to the wood-rotting fungus. A significant improvement in resistance to fungal decay was observed in the WPC. Scanning-electron micrographs of the two woods and their composites after fungal degradation are presented and discussed.
Source Title: Radiation Physics and Chemistry
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52716
ISSN: 0969806X
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