A Note on the Thermally Induced Changes of Intervessel Pits in Black Cherry (Prunus serotina EHRH.)

T. J. Elder, W. K. Murphey, P. R. Blankenhorn

Abstract


Dimensions of intervessel pits decrease as charring temperatures increase to 600 C; above 600 C pit apertures remain relatively constant. Reported increases in density of chars above 600 C are attributed to coalescing of the cell wall or changes in intercellular interstices shrinkage.

Keywords


Chars;rate carbonization;intervessel pitting;coalescing;pit measurements;SEM

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