Crystallinity of wood and the size of cellulose crystallites in Norway spruce (Picea abies)

  title={Crystallinity of wood and the size of cellulose crystallites in Norway spruce (Picea abies)},
  author={Seppo Andersson and Ritva Serimaa and Timo Paakkari and Pekka Saranp{\"a}{\"a} and Erkki Pesonen},
  journal={Journal of Wood Science},
X-ray diffraction was used to study variations in the crystallinity of wood and the average thickness and length of the crystallites of cellulose as a function of the number of the year ring in Norway spruce [Picea abies (L.) Karst.]. The crystallinity increased from ring 4 to ring 10 from the pith and was constant after ring 10. The crystallinity of mature wood was about 30% ± 5%. The average thickness and average length of the crystallites were 3.2 ± 0.1 nm and 28 ± 2 nm, respectively; and no… CONTINUE READING
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