Service: Wood structural mapping (X-ray)

We utilize the X-ray densitometer: wood internal density and structures,
You might be interested in the service if you:
  • producing or developing new wood products
  • assessing wood quality from forest stands
  • purchase and distribute wood products commercially
Where samples typically come from
  • a variety of wood products in various stage of production and/or development

How you need to prepare the sample before submission. Instructions on sample submission
It is best to contact the lab before submitting your sample to find out how to collect a proper sample, and the dimensions required for testing.
What happens you your sample after we receive it.
A densitometer measures wood internal density and structures with x-rays. Our x-ray densitometer transmits x-rays through the wood being measured, and a photoelectric cell reads the x-rays as they pass through. The x-ray density is measured by how much x-ray goes through the wood. We also test density and specific gravity using ASTM standards for measurements.  Combined with this research area we have a fully equipped digital microscopy facility to combine with density studies.
The samples can be returned to you, if requested.
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Mat Leitch, PhD, Associate Professor in Wood Science

LUCAS Lakehead University