Does the leaf structure prevent the aerosol deposition?植物葉の構造はエアロゾルの沈着を妨げるのか? We learn an engineering thing.


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Our results suggest that epicuticular wax crystals affect distribution of particles on needles. Densely distributed epicuticular wax crystals might prevent the deposition of sub-micron particles on the surfaces of needles to retain the function of stomata.



Elucidation of the mechanism of adsorption of particles suspended in the gas-phase (aerosol) to the outer surfaces of leaves provides useful information for understanding the mechanisms of the effect of aerosol particles on the growth and physiological functions of trees. We examined the localization of artificially deposited sub-micron-sized carbon-based particles on the surfaces of needles of Cryptomeria japonica, a typical Japanese coniferous tree species, by field-emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM).

Journal of Plant Research (13 June 2016) DOI 10.1007/s10265-016-0839-7
“Effect of epicuticular wax crystals on the localization of artificially deposited sub-micron carbon-based aerosols on needles of Cryptomeria japonica (Sugi)”


Authors (Journal of Plant Research, 2016))
Satoshi Nakaba (TUAT, Faculty of Agriculture)
Kenichi Yamane (TUAT, Faculty of Agriculture)
Mie Fukahori (TUAT, Faculty of Agriculture)
Widyanto Dwi Nugroho (TUAT)(Faculty of Forestry, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia)
Masahiro Yamaguchi (TUAT)(Grad. School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies, Nagasaki University)
Katsushi Kuroda (Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute)
Yuzou Sano (Grad. School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University)
I. Wuled Lenggoro (TUAT, Dept. of Chemical Engineering)
Takeshi Izuta (TUAT, Faculty of Agriculture)
Ryo Funada (TUAT, Faculty of Agriculture)

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