CD BioSciences has established a variety of cell wall mechanics characterization techniques to provide customers with complete solutions for the research related to wood cell wall mechanics. Our fast, accurate testing techniques and professional service are trusted by our partners all over the world.
Wood is a biocomposite material with a multi-scale structure and special molecular mechanics. At the macroscopic scale, wood is a naturally porous material made of cells glued together by intercellular layers. At the microscopic scale, wood cell walls can be considered natural fiber-reinforced composites with lignin and hemicellulose as the matrix and microfibrils as the reinforcing phase. At the nanoscale, wood is a biopolymeric material composed of cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin molecules.
Since the cell wall is the actual load-bearing structure of wood and has an important influence on the macroscopic mechanical properties of the material, it is necessary to establish a complete system of cell wall mechanical characterization techniques, which can lead the study of wood mechanics from the macroscopic to the microscopic scale. Wood cell wall mechanics is becoming a hot topic of research in the field of wood science and pulp and paper production, with the cell wall as the main object of study. Furthermore, the research progress in this field has important implications for the study of plant biomechanics and engineering biomimetic materials.
Fig.1 (a) Height image and corresponding, (b) Young's Modulus image of a whole latewood cell. (Casdorff, 2017)
Based on research advances in wood physics, tree development and some other important scientific issues in related fields, we have established a completed cell wall mechanics characterization system. We offer testing techniques that provide direct information on cell wall mechanics such as single fiber tensile techniques, zero pitch tensile techniques and nanoindentation techniques. Our services include but are not limited to:
CD BioSciences has accumulated successful experience in providing high-quality cell wall biophysical analysis services to our clients over the years. Our comprehensive analytical platform allows helping our clients to analyze the mechanical properties of wood cell walls. If you are interested in our services, please feel free to contact us.
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