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Title: Wood-Polymer composites obtained by gamma irradiation

Abstract

In this work we impregnate three Peruvian woods (Calycophy spruceanum Be, Aniba amazonica Meiz and Hura crepitans L) with styrene-polyester resin and methyl methacrylate. The polymerization of the system was promoted by gamma radiation and the experimental optimal condition was obtained with styrene-polyester 1:1 and 15 kGy. The obtained composites show reduced water absorption and better mechanical properties compared to the original wood. The structure of the wood-polymer composites was studied by light microscopy. Water absorption and hardness were also obtained.

Authors:
 [1]; ;  [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Instituto Peruano de Energia Nuclear, Av. Canada 1470 Lima 41 (Peru)
  2. (Peru)
  3. Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Lima 12 (Peru)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21036084
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 947; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 7. Latin American symposium on nuclear physics and applications, Cusco (Peru), 11-16 Jun 2007; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.2813861; (c) 2007 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ABSORPTION; COMPOSITE MATERIALS; GAMMA RADIATION; HARDNESS; IRRADIATION; METHACRYLIC ACID ESTERS; MICROSCOPY; POLYESTERS; POLYMERIZATION; RADIATION EFFECTS; RESINS; STYRENE; WATER; WOOD

Citation Formats

Gago, J., Lopez, A., Rodriguez, J., Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Av. Tupac Amaru 210, Lima 25, Santiago, J., Facultad de Quimica e Ing. Quimica, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima 1, and Acevedo, M. Wood-Polymer composites obtained by gamma irradiation. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1063/1.2813861.
Gago, J., Lopez, A., Rodriguez, J., Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Av. Tupac Amaru 210, Lima 25, Santiago, J., Facultad de Quimica e Ing. Quimica, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima 1, & Acevedo, M. Wood-Polymer composites obtained by gamma irradiation. United States. doi:10.1063/1.2813861.
Gago, J., Lopez, A., Rodriguez, J., Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Av. Tupac Amaru 210, Lima 25, Santiago, J., Facultad de Quimica e Ing. Quimica, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima 1, and Acevedo, M. Fri . "Wood-Polymer composites obtained by gamma irradiation". United States. doi:10.1063/1.2813861.
@article{osti_21036084,
title = {Wood-Polymer composites obtained by gamma irradiation},
author = {Gago, J. and Lopez, A. and Rodriguez, J. and Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional de Ingenieria, Av. Tupac Amaru 210, Lima 25 and Santiago, J. and Facultad de Quimica e Ing. Quimica, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima 1 and Acevedo, M.},
abstractNote = {In this work we impregnate three Peruvian woods (Calycophy spruceanum Be, Aniba amazonica Meiz and Hura crepitans L) with styrene-polyester resin and methyl methacrylate. The polymerization of the system was promoted by gamma radiation and the experimental optimal condition was obtained with styrene-polyester 1:1 and 15 kGy. The obtained composites show reduced water absorption and better mechanical properties compared to the original wood. The structure of the wood-polymer composites was studied by light microscopy. Water absorption and hardness were also obtained.},
doi = {10.1063/1.2813861},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
number = 1,
volume = 947,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Oct 26 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Fri Oct 26 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}