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Photo of Sequential vacuum treatment of southern pine with naturally occurring cellulose nanocrystals followed by biocide demonstrated penetration of wood before agglomeration occurred (left), but reversing the treatment sequence resulted in agglomeration  on the surface of southern pine (right). USDA Forest Service
ID: 888
Cellulose Nanocrystals Chemically Entrap Biocide in Wood

Can cellulose nanomaterials play a role in the development of novel preservatives to protect wood products from biodeterioration?

Principal Investigator : Laura Hasburgh, E.

Resource Management and Use2015FPL
Photo of Mass Loss Calorimeter modified to include thermopile on chimney walls to compensate for radiant energy errors of the in-flow thermopile. Laura Hasburgh,  USDA Forest Service
ID: 899
Comparison of Two Bench-scale Tests Used for Obtaining Heat Release Rate

There is a growing demand for material properties to be used as inputs in fire behavior models designed to address building fire safety. This co ...

Principal Investigator : Laura Hasburgh, E.

Resource Management and Use2015FPL
Photo of Flashover occuring during test 2 with a partially exposed CLT ceiling.
ID: 1273
Fire performance of CLT buildings

Fire tests demonstrate that CLT buildings can be designed to withstand fire.

Principal Investigator : Laura Hasburgh, E.

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2017FPL
Photo of Finger joint after failure showing smooth wood surfaces that could be easily refit together where the adhesive failed at low temperatures.
ID: 1492
Wood Adhesives at High Temperatures

Researchers examined the performance of finger-jointed lumber to understand how it performs in fire.

Principal Investigator : Laura Hasburgh, E.

Resource Management and Use
Water, Air, and Soil
2018FPL