Carbonization of wood and nanostructures formed from the cell wall

Xinfeng Xie, Barry Goodell, Geoffrey Daniel, Yuhui Qian, Jody Jellison, Michael Peterson

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In this paper, formation of unique carbon nanostructures via carbonization of wood in a step-wise process is reviewed. The mechanism described for the production of carbon nanotubes improves our understanding of a historic mystery related to the production of Damascus steel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)933-935
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Biodeterioration and Biodegradation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Oct 2009


  • Carbon nanotubes
  • Damascus steel
  • Oxidative carbonization
  • Sword
  • Wood

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Biomaterials
  • Waste Management and Disposal


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