Observation and analysis of gypsum particleboard using SEM

Qian Feng, Yuhe Deng, Hyunjoong Kim, Wen Lei, Zhiwu Sun, Yonggang Jia, Lin Xuan, Sumin Kim

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The microstructures of gypsum board and gypsum particleboard were observed by SEM. The effects of retarder and waterproof agent on the shape and the average dimension of the gypsum crystal were discussed. The mechanism was investigated as well. Four typical instances, i e, the gypsum crystal shape, the gypsum combined with particles on the particles surface, the gypsum combined with particles on the wood cross section and the gypsum combined with particles inside the wood cell cavity were selected and observed. Furthermore, the agglomeration and cementation mechanism between gypsum and particle were studied.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-47
Number of pages4
JournalJournal Wuhan University of Technology, Materials Science Edition
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Feb

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Funding Information:
(Received: June 18,2005; Accepted: Sept.21,2006) FENG Qian(冯谦): Prof.;E-mail:fq@njfu.edu.cn Funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 30371130) and the NSFU and KOSEF cooperation research in 2004

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  • Materials Science(all)


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