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Silica-cast replicas for morphology studies on spruce and birch xylem

Persson, Per Valdemar; Fogden, Andrew; Hafren, Jonas; Daniel, Geoffrey; Iversen, Tommy


Sol-gel mineralization has been used and evaluated as a tool for morphological studies on Picea abies and Betula verrucosa. Wood specimens and a pulped spruce sample were impregnated with a silica sol-gel and subsequently heated (calcined) to condense the surfactant-templated polysilicic acid into structured mesoporous silica. During this calcination process, the wood substance and the surfactant were removed and a silica-cast replica of the sample was obtained. The sol-gel mineralization...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: International Association Wood Anatomists Journal (IAWA)


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