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Research article2009Peer reviewed

Carbonization of wood and nanostructures formed from the cell wall

Xie, Xinfeng; Goodell, Barry; Daniel, Geoffrey; Qian, Yuhui; Jellison, Jody; Peterson, Michael


In this paper, formation of unique carbon nanostructures via carbonization of wood in a step-wise process is reviewed. The mechanism described for the production of carbon nanotubes improves our understanding of a historic mystery related to the production of Damascus steel. (C) 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Wood; Oxidative carbonization; Carbon nanotubes; Damascus steel; Sword

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International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
2009, Volume: 63, number: 7, pages: 933-935
Publisher: Xinfeng Xie a, Barry Goodell a,*, Geoffrey Daniel b, Yuhui Qian a, Jody Jellison c, Michael Peterson

      SLU Authors

    • Daniel, Geoffrey

      • Department of Forest Products, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

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    Forest Science

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