Novel way of measuring the fracture toughness of leaves and other thin films using a single inclined razor blade

A new test for measuring leaf fracture toughness by cutting with a single inclined razor blade is described here, this having been developed to overcome some of the inadequacies of conventional double-bladed cutting tests, such as scissoring and shearing. The accuracy and precision of this test were...

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Published in:The New phytologist, Vol. 177, No. 3 (2008), p. 830-7
Main Author: Ang, Kai Yang (Author)
Other Involved Persons: Lucas, Peter W ; Tan, Hugh Tiang Wah
Format: Article
Item Description:Date Completed 20.05.2008
Date Revised 21.11.2013
published: Print-Electronic
Citation Status MEDLINE
Copyright: From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine
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