A device for plant cell wall testing in tensile loading

Mohammad Shafayet Zamil, Aman Haque, Hojae Yi, Virendra M. Puri

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Abstract

Understanding the plant cell wall's mechanical behavior at the fragment level will provide invaluable insights and lead to establishing a critical missing link between the role of physical properties, arrangement and interaction of major structural polysaccharides of cell walls to its overall mechanical responses. However, due to the microscale size, plant cell walls are yet to be characterized at the fragment level (cellular level) under tensile loading. One of the major challenges lies in developing a tensile testing device that can handle biological material and has submicron level force and displacement measuring capabilities to test cellular level plant cell wall fragment. An external piezoelectric actuation-based MEMS (Microelecromechanical System) tensile testing device suitable for cell wall testing was developed. Preliminary results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
PublisherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Pages2723-2727
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781622762088
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
EventAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012 - Dallas, TX, United States
Duration: Jul 29 2012Aug 1 2012

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012, ASABE 2012
Volume4

Other

OtherAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Annual International Meeting 2012
CountryUnited States
CityDallas, TX
Period7/29/128/1/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Bioengineering

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