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Recent Micro-CT Scanner Developments at UGCT
This paper describes two X-ray micro-CT scanners which were recently developed to extend the experimental possibilities of microtomography research at the Ghent University (Belgium). Expand
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Comparative study of biomass determinants of 12 poplar (Populus) genotypes in a high-density short-rotation culture
Abstract The success of the production of renewable bioenergy with short-rotation coppice (SRC) cultures primarily depends on their sustainability and biomass yield. The choice of the genotypicExpand
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Biological control of the size and reactivity of catalytic Pd(0) produced by Shewanella oneidensis
The interaction between Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 and the soluble metal Pd(II) during the reductive precipitation of Pd(0) determined the size and properties of the precipitated Pd(0) nanoparticles.Expand
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Three-dimensional imaging and analysis of infested coated wood with X-ray submicron CT☆
Abstract Coated pine sapwood infested with the blue stain fungus Aureobasidium pullulans was visualized in three dimensions using X-ray computed tomography with submicron resolution. Scanning andExpand
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Strong gradients in nitrogen and carbon stocks at temperate forest edges
Abstract Due to forest fragmentation, forest edges have become dominant features in landscapes around the world. Forest edges are exposed to a different microclimate in terms of air and soilExpand
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A tree-ring based comparison of Terminalia superba climate–growth relationships in West and Central Africa
Tropical lowland forests are characterized by humid climate conditions with interannual variations in amount of precipitation, length of dry season, and relative humidity. The African tree species,Expand
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Outdoor weathering performance parameters of exterior wood coating systems on tropical hardwood substrates
Wood coating research almost exclusively focuses on softwood as substrate despite the fact that coatings applied on tropical hardwoods show a different weathering behaviour. The objective of thisExpand
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A good understanding of the phenology of rainforest trees would help in anticipating ecosystem response to future global climate change. Extensive and long-term phenological observations in theExpand
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Nondestructive research on wooden musical instruments : from macro- to microscale imaging with lab-based X-ray CT systems
Abstract X-ray CT scanning is an invaluable technique in many research domains. Different commercial scanner types are developed, tailored to different needs, yet the Centre for X-ray Tomography ofExpand
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Moisture dynamics of WPC and the impact on fungal testing
Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) are increasingly used in decking applications, where exterior exposure can lead to sufficient moisture for fungal deterioration. Standard tests recommended to assessExpand
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