Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular NanotechnologyISSN: 2324-8777

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Editorial, J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol Vol: 3 Issue: 1

Nanotechnology in Wood and Wood-Composite Materials

Hamid Reza Taghiyari*
Wood Science and Technology Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering,Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, Iran
Corresponding author : Dr. Hamid Reza Taghiyari
Wood Science and Technology Department, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Lavizan, Shabanloo St., Tehran, Iran
Tel: (+98) 930- 2005235; Fax: (+98-21) 22970021
Received: December 27, 2013 Accepted: December 29, 2013 Published: January 02, 2014
Citation: Taghiyari HR (2014) Nanotechnology in Wood and Wood-Composite Materials. J Nanomater Mol Nanotechnol 3:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8777.1000e106


Nanotechnology in Wood and Wood-Composite Materials

Wood is a natural, biodegradable, and renewable material that canbe used in many applications, including structural members, ornamental objects, aerospace technology, etc. Its low thermal and electrical conductivity coefficients have made it unique for specific purposes since the creation of humanity. However, some of its other features are quite bothering such as its deterioration by a variety of fungi and insects, its susceptibility to fire, as well as the dimensional instability to water absorption. Over the past few decades, nanotechnology was utilized in many sciences and it was used to improve the quality of many materials, including wood and wood-composites.

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