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Research Conducted by X. Yang and Co-Authors Has Provided New Information about Cellular Structures (Variation in the Cell Wall Mechanical Properties...

July 15, 2014



Research Conducted by X. Yang and Co-Authors Has Provided New Information about Cellular Structures (Variation in the Cell Wall Mechanical Properties of Dendrocalamus farinosus Bamboo by Nanoindentation)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Current study results on Cellular Structures have been published. According to news reporting originating from Changsha, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "The in situ imaging nanoindentation technique was used to investigate the effect of age, culm height, and radial position on the cell wall mechanical properties of bamboo (Dendrocalamus farinosus) along the longitudinal direction of culms."

Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "The results indicated that among our four-sampled culm ages, the fiber cell wall had average values for the elastic modulus (MOE) and hardness (H-L) of 18.56 GPa and 410.72 MPa, respectively. The ages of the culm had no significant effect on the observed MOE and H-L among the 2-, 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old D. farinosus test specimens, with similar results observed at three different culm heights and radial positions."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Furthermore, longitudinal MOE and HL values along the thickness of the cell wall were uneven, with average values for the middle lamella and the edge near the cavity only 20.97% to 29.78% and 9.22% to 31.71%, respectively, of the values found in the cell wall."

For more information on this research see: Variation in the Cell Wall Mechanical Properties of Dendrocalamus farinosus Bamboo by Nanoindentation. Bioresources, 2014;9(2):2289-2298. Bioresources can be contacted at: North Carolina State Univ Dept Wood & Paper Sci, Campus Box 8005, Raleigh, NC 27695-8005, USA (see also Cellular Structures).

The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting X. Yang, Cent South Univ Forestry & Technol, Dept. of Mat, Changsha 410004, Hunan, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include G.L. Tian, L.L. Shang, H.F. Lv, S.M. Yang and X.E. Liu.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Changsha, Cell Wall, Nanotechnology, Nanoindentation, Cellular Structures, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China

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