Advances in Surface Modification and Treatment of Wood
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2020) | Viewed by 27630
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Interests: cellulose; biomacromolecular materials and technologies
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Timber is a biosynthetic end-product, so the making of wood is a function of gene expression, the catalytic rates of structural enzymes and environmental factors. Thus, to achieve a full understanding of wood formation, each component of the full set of intrinsic processes essential for cut wood surface (i.e., chemical reactions and physical changes) must be known, investigate in complex form and information on how each one of those components is affected by other processes. Variations within a species are caused by genetic differences and regional differences in growth rate. Differences of the wood surfaces also occur between the manufacturing processes within single trees. Wood surface attributes can be established by examining a number of different physical or chemical properties. Understanding how their unique, anisotropic molecular organization, chemical linkages, branching, and other molecular features govern the micro- and macroscale accessibility is essential for coating and complex modification processes.
It is, therefore, important for scientific as well as practical reasons to qualify and quantify the wood surface treatments and modifications.
This Special Issue welcomes submissions from a wide spectrum of research with a specific focus on the comprehensive surface modification and treatment of wood. The Special Issue not only accepts wood surface modification for bio or green-related applications, but also welcomes new modification systems that have potential applications in the construction or built-in applications. In particular, papers on the structural and fundamental changes occurring in naturally aged wood surfaces, which need mechanical load-bearing functionality, are strongly desired. The interfacial interactions of the wood surface components are key concerns for the reliability of structural changes.
The papers should have a significant novelty in the wood chemical, physical, or mechanical surface modification and treatment mean and/or in the engineering applications to be considered for publication. New modification systems for potential applications will be considered as well if they offer thorough analysis and characterization of the treated surface that justify the suitability of the developed coatings for intended applications. All submissions must contain original unpublished works that are not under consideration elsewhere. Submissions will be peer-reviewed according to standard procedures for Coatings. Information about the journal can be found at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/coatings/about.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Chemical modification and treatment of wood surfaces
- Physical modification and treatment of wood surfaces
- Surface free energy of wood surfaces
- Interfacial interactions
- Wood surface modification chemicals
- Aged wood surfaces
- Coatings on wood surfaces etc.
Prof. Levente Csoka
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