FLUORESCENCE MICROSCOPY FOR DETECTING ADHESIVES ON FRACTURE SURFACES.
Forest service research note,
FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WIS
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When wood-adhesive joints fail it is sometimes difficult or almost impossible to judge whether failure is in adhesion or in cohesion. Failure in adhesion implies separation between the adhesive film and the wood substrate. Failure in cohesion implies that separation occurs within the wood specimen or within the glue film thus it is necessary to assess the location and type of failure. It is particularly important to be able to detect the presence of very thin films of adhesive on the wood surface. Several survey methods using a compound research microscope and various staining techniques were investigated to select an applicable method for detecting these films. Fluorescence microscopy utilizing ultraviolet UV radiation proved to be the fastest and most efficient way of examining surfaces for location of fracture. Author
- Adhesives, Seals and Binders
- Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
- Couplers, Fasteners and Joints