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International Journal of the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Technology of Wood

Editor-in-Chief: Faix, Oskar

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Observation of cell shapes in wood cross-sections during water adsorption by confocal laser-scanning microscopy (CLSM)

Ayako Taguchi1 / Koji Murata1 / Takato Nakano1

1Laboratory of Biomaterials Design, Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Corresponding author. Laboratory of Biomaterials Design, Division of Forest and Biomaterials Science, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Kita-Shirakawa, Kyoto, 606-8502, Japan

Citation Information: Holzforschung. Volume 64, Issue 5, Pages 627–631, ISSN (Online) 1437-434X, ISSN (Print) 0018-3830, DOI: 10.1515/hf.2010.092, July 2010

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Deformation behaviors of cell cross-sections from wood blocks were observed during water adsorption by confocal laser-scanning microscopy. In the tangential (T) direction, cells swelled linearly with increasing moisture content, whereas in the radial (R) direction, cell deformation varied from cell to cell, and some cells showed even shrinkage. This confirms that the well-known swelling/shrinking anisotropy for intact wood blocks is T>R.

Keywords: anisotropic swelling; cell shape; confocal laser-scanning microscopy (CLSM); water adsorption

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