Preparation and characterization on cellulose nanofiber film

Liyuan Zhang, Takuya Tsuzuki, Xungai Wang

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Abstract

In this study, cellulose nanofibers were obtained from wood pulp using a chemo-mechanical method and thin films were made of these cellulose nanofibers. The morphology of the films was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). SEM image analysis revealed that the films were composed of cellulose nanofibers with an average diameter of around 32 nm. Other properties were also characterized, including the degree of crystallinity by X-ray diffraction, chemical bonding by infrared attenuated total reflectance analysis, and thermal properties by differential scanning calorimetry. The foldable, strong, and optically translucent cellulose nanofiber films thus obtained have many potential applications as micro/nano electronic devices, biosensors and filtration media, etc.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRICM7
Pages1760-1763
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Aug 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2 Aug 20106 Aug 2010

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume654-656
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Conference

Conference7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7
CountryAustralia
CityCairns, QLD
Period2/08/106/08/10

Keywords

  • Ball milling
  • Cellulose
  • Nanofiber

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