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|Title:||RESISTANCE OF RADIATION-INDUCED TROPICAL WOOD-POLYMER COMPOSITES TO FUNGAL DEGRADATION.|
|Authors:||Chia, L.H.L. |
|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|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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