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Robert J. Moon
Robert J. Moon

Robert J. Moon

Forest Biopolymer Science and Engineering
Unit: FPL-4707
Materials Research Engineer
Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech
500 10th St. NW
Atlanta, GA
United States
30332-0620

Phone: 404-894-1026
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Current Research

Dr. Moon is an internationally recognized researcher in cellulose nanomaterials (CN).  He is an expert in processing-structure-property relationships as they apply in various aspects of CN research, such as, nanocomposites, hybrid composites, recyclable solar cells, multi-scale modeling, characterization, etc..  His research program on nanoscale science and engineering of CNs are highly collaborative with Purdue University and Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), where he holds Adjunct Professor appointments in both the School of Materials Engineering (at Purdue University), and in the School of Materials Science and Engineering (at GT). Dr. Moon a member of and is currently stationed at the Renewable Bioproducts Institute at GT.   Dr. Moon works to develop cellulose nanomaterials (CN) pre-structures (e.g. films, continuous fibers, spheres, etc.) combined with targeted CN surface treatments to produce industrially relevant CN composites with improved performance (thermo-mechanical properties, etc) and new functionality/capabilities (e.g., antimicrobial, current conduction, etc.). Resent work has been in the areas of new cement systems, flexible electronics, and functional fillers in various polymer systems.


Research Interest

•Processing-Structure-Property Relationships•Hierarchical Structure Effects on Properties•Fracture and Wear of Materials•Cellulose Nanomaterials: Composite Processing, Characterization, and Modeling•Cellulose Nanomaterials: for cements, flexible electronics, and functional fillers in polymers•Sustainable, Biodegradable, Carbon Neutral Materials


Past Research

Hofferber, Blake M.; Kolodka, Edward; Brandon, Rishawn; Moon, Robert J.; Frihart, Charles R. 2006. Effects of swelling forces on the durability of wood adhesive bonds. Proceedings of the 29th annual meeting of the Adhesion Society, Inc., February 19-22, 2006, Jacksonville, Florida: pages 187-189. Frihart, Charles R.; Yelle, Daniel J.; Ralph, John; Moon, Robert J.; Stone, Donald S.; Jakes, Joseph E. 2008. Enhanced understanding of the relationship between chemical modification and mechanical properties of wood. In: Proceedings for the 9th Pacific Rim bio-based composites symposium. 2008 November 5-8. Roturua, New Zealand. 141-148. Jakes, Joseph E.; Frihart, Charles R.; Beecher, James F.; Moon, Robert J.; Stone, D. S. 2008. Experimental method to account for structural compliance in nanoindentation measurements. Journal of materials research. Vol. 23, no. 4 (Apr. 2008): Pages 1113-1127. Moon, Robert J.; Jakes, Joseph E.; Beecher, Jim F.; Frihart, Charles R.; Stone, Donald S. 2009. Relating nanoindentation to macroindentation of wood. Advanced biomass science and technology for bio-based products. [S.l.] : Chinese Academy of Forestry, c2009: p. 145-157. Moon, Robert J.; Wells, Joseph; Kretschmann, David E.; Evans, James; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.; Frihart, Charles R. 2010. Influence of chemical treatments on moisture-induced dimensional change and elastic modulus of earlywood and latewood. Holzforschung 64(6): 771-779. Moon, Robert J.; Hoffman, Mark; Rödel, Jörgen; Tochino, Shigemi; Pezzotti, Giuseppe; 2009. Evaluation of crack-tip stress fields on microstructural-scale fracture in Al-Al2O3 interpenetrating network composites. Acta materialia. Vol. 57, no. 2 (Jan. 2009): p. 570-581.


Education

  • Purdue University, Ph.D. Materials Engineering , 2000
  • Purdue University, M.S. Metallurgical Engineering , 1996
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S. Metallurgical Engineering , 1994

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Professor-, Materials Science & Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology 2014 - Current
  • Adjunct Professor-, Materials Engineering, Purdue University 2007 - Current
  • Visiting Scientist, University of New South Wales, Australia 2005 - 2005
  • ARC Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales, Australia 2002 - 2005
  • Visiting Scientist, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan 2002 - 2003
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, University of New South Wales, Australia 2000 - 2001

Below are the 55 publications sorted by year. You may re-sort the list by: Title, Date Posted, Category, Publication or Year.

Publication Year: 2015
 
Title: Enhanced thermal stability of biomedical thermoplastic polyurethane with the addition of cellulose nanocrystals
Source: Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Volume 132, Number 22, 2015; 8 p.
Author(s) Liu, Jen-Chieh; Martin, Darren J.; Moon, Robert J.; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Method of Forming a Cellulose Nanocrystalline Film
Source: U.S. Patent
Author(s) Youngblood, Jeffrey; Moon, Robert; Reising, Alex
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Recyclable Organic Solar Cells on Substrates Comprising Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC)
Source: U.S. Patent
Author(s) Kippelen, Bernard; Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek; Zhou, Yinhua; Moon, Robert; Youngblood, Jeffrey
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Surfactant-Assisted Inorganic Nanoparticle Deposition on a Cellulose Nanocrystals
Source: U.S. Patent
Author(s) Stanciu, Lia Antoaneta; Padalkar, Sonal ; Moon, Robert John
Year: 2015   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2014
 
Title: A strategy for prediction of the elastic properties of epoxy-cellulose nanocrystal-reinforced fiber networks
Source: Nordic Pulp & Paper Research Journal Volume 29, Number 1, 2014; pp. 85-94.
Author(s) Goodsell, Johnathan E.; Moon, Robert J.; Huizar, Alionso; Pipes, R. Byron
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Anisotropy and temperature dependence of structural, thermodynamic, and elastic properties of crystalline cellulose Iβ: a first-principles investigation
Source: Modelling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. Volume 22, 2014; 28 p.
Author(s) Shang, ShunLi; Hector Jr., Louis G.; Saxe, Paul; Liu, Zi-Kui; Moon, Robert J.; Zavattieri, Pablo D.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 11: Microscopic Characterization of Nanofibers and Nanocrystals
Source: In: Materials and Energy - Volume 5, Handbook of Green Materials, Chapter 11, 2014; pp. 159-180.
Author(s) Moon, Robert J.; Pöhler, Tiina; Tammelin, Tekla
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 7: Characterization of Nanocomposites Structure
Source: In: Materials and Energy - Volume 5 ; Handbook of Green Materials Bionanocomposites: Processing, characterization and properties; 2014; pp. 89-105.
Author(s) Oksman, Kristiina; Moon, Robert J.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Contrast Enhanced Microscopy Digital Image Correlation: A General Method to Contact-Free Coefficient of Thermal Expansion Measurement of Polymer Films
Source: ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces Volume 6, 2014; pp. 4856-4863.
Author(s) Diaz, Jairo A.; Moon, Robert J.; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Design and characterization of cellulose nanocrystal-enhanced epoxy hardeners
Source: Green Materials, Sept 2014; 13 p.
Author(s) Peng, Shane X.; Moon, Robert J.; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Effects of Crystal Orientation on Cellulose Nanocrystals−Cellulose Acetate Nanocomposite Fibers Prepared by Dry Spinning
Source: Biomacromolecules, Volume 15, 2014; pp. 3827-3835.
Author(s) Chen, Si; Schueneman, Greg; Pipes, R. Byron; Youngblood, Jeffrey; Moon, Robert J.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Efficient recyclable organic solar cells on cellulose nanocrystal substrates with a conducting polymer top electrode deposited by film-transfer lamination
Source: ORGANIC ELECTRONICS, Volume 15, 2014; pp. 661-666.
Author(s) Zhou, Yinhua; Khan, Talha M.; Liu, Jen-Chieh; Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek; Shim, Jae Won; Najafabadi, Ehsan; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.; Moon, Robert J.; Kippelen, Bernard
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Mechanical performance of cellulose nanofibril film-wood flake laminate
Source: Holzforschung 2014; Volume 68, Number 3, 2014; pp. 283–290.
Author(s) Liu, Jen-Chieh; Moon, Robert J.; Rudie, Alan; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Tensile strength of Iß crystalline cellulose predicted by molecular dynamics simulation
Source: Cellulose Volume 21 2014; pp. 2233-2245
Author(s) Wu, Xiawa; Moon, Robert J.; Martini, Ashlie
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: The influence of cellulose nanocrystal additions on the performance of cement paste
Source: CEMENT AND CONCRETE COMPOSITES, Volume 56, 2015; pp. 73-83.
Author(s) Cao, Yizheng; Zavaterri, Pablo; Youngblood, Jeff; Moon, Robert; Weiss, Jason
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Thermal Conductivity in Nanostructured Films: From Single Cellulose Nanocrystals to Bulk Films
Source: Biomacromolecules, Volume 15, 2014; pp. 4096-4101.
Author(s) Diaz, Jairo A.; Ye, Zhijiang; Wu, Xiawa; Moore, Arden L.; Moon, Robert J.; Martini, Ashlie; Boday, Dylan J.; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.
Year: 2014   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2013
 
Title: Anisotropy of the elastic properties of crystalline cellulose Iß from first principles density functional theory with Van der Waals interactions
Source: Cellulose, Volume 20, 2013; pp. 2703-2718.
Author(s) Dri, Fernando L.; Hector, Louis G. Jr.; Moon, Robert J.; Zavattieri, Pablo D.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Atomistic Simulation of Frictional Sliding Between Cellulose Iß Nanocrystals
Source: Tribol Lett Volume 52, 2013; pp. 395-405.
Author(s) Wu, Xiawa; Moon, Robert J.; Martini, Ashlie
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1 Cellulose Nanocrystals - A material with Unique Properties and Many Potential Applications
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 1, TAPPI Press 2013; pp. 9-12.
Author(s) Moon, Robert; Beck, Stephanie; Rudie, Alan
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.1 Atomic Force Microscope Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystal Transverse Properties
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, TAPPI Press Chapter 1.1, 2013; pp. 39-40.
Author(s) Wagner, Ryan; Raman, Arvind; Moon, Robert
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.3: Effect of Cellulose Nanocrystal Alignment on Thermo-Mechanical Response
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 1.3, TAPPI Press 2013; pp. 69-70.
Author(s) Diaz, Jairo A.; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.; Moon, Robert J.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.4 Performance-Enhanced Cementitious Materials by Cellulose Nanocrystal Additions
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 1.4, TAPPI Press 2013; pp. 135-136.
Author(s) Cao, Yizheng; Weiss, W. Jason; Youngblood, Jeffrey; Moon, Robert; Zavattieri, Pablo
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.5 Atomistic Simulation of Nanoscale Indentation on Cellulose Nanocrystals
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, TAPPI Press, Chapter 1.5, 2013; pp. 143-144.
Author(s) Wu, Xiawa; Moon, Robert J.; Martini, Ashlie.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.6 Cellulose Nanocrystal Substrates for Recyclable Printed Electronics
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, TAPPI Press, Chapter 1.6, 2013; pp. 167-168.
Author(s) Zhou, Yinhua; Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek; Khan, Talha M.; Liu, Jen-Chieh; Hsu, James; Shim, JaevWon; Dindar, Amir; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.; Moon, Robert J.; Kippelen, Bernard
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.6 Cellulose Nanocrystals: Novel Templates for Synthesis of Nanostructures
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 1.6, TAPPI Press 2013 pp.159-160.
Author(s) Padalkar, Sonal; Moon, Robert; Stanciu, Lia
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 1.5 Multiscale Modeling of the Hierarchical Structure of Cellulose Nanocrystals
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, Chapter 1.5, TAPPI Press 2013; pp. 139-141.
Author(s) Dri, Fernando L.; Moon, Robert J.; Zavattieri, Pablo D.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 2.4 Mechanical Properties of Cellulose Nanofibril-Wood Flake Laminate
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, TAPPI Press, Chapter 2.4, 2013; pp. 287-288.
Author(s) Liu, Jen-Chieh; Moon, Robert J.; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Chapter 2.3 Surface Functionalization of TiO2-CNF Films with Au and Ag Nanoclusters for Visible Light Photocatalysis
Source: In: Production and applications of Cellulose Nanomaterials, TAPPI Press, Chapter 2.3, 2013; pp. 265-266.
Author(s) Snyder, Alexandra; Bo, Zhenyu; Moon, Robert J.; Stanciu, Lia
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Crystalline cellulose elastic modulus predicted by atomistic models of uniform deformation and nanoscale indentation
Source: Cellulose, Volume 20, 2013; pp. 43-55.
Author(s) Wu, Xiawa; Moon, Robert J.; Martini, Ashlie
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Recyclable organic solar cells on cellulose nanocrystal substrates
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Volume 3, Number 1536, 2013; 5 p.
Author(s) Zhou, Yinhua; Fuentes-Hernandez, Canek; Khan, Talha M.; Liu, Jen-Chieh; Hsu, James; Shim, Jae Won; Dindar, Amir; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.; Moon, Robert J.; Kippelen, Bernard.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Reusable photocatalytic titanium dioxide-cellulose nanofiber films
Source: Journal of Colloid And Interface Science, Volume 399, 2013; pp. 92-98.
Author(s) Snyder, Alexandra; Bo, Zhenyu; Moon, Robert; Rochet, Jean-Christophe; Stanciu, Lia.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Thermal Expansion of Self-Organized and Shear-Oriented Cellulose Nanocrystal Films
Source: Biomacromolecules 2013, Volume 14, 2013; pp. 2900-2908.
Author(s) Diaz, Jairo A.; Wu, Xiawa; Martini, Ashlie; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.; Moon, Robert J.
Year: 2013   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2012
 
Title: Effect of particle Alignment on mechanical properties of neat cellulose nanocrystal films
Source: Journal of Science & Technology for Forest Products and Processes: Volume 2, Number 6, 2012; pp. 32-41.
Author(s) Reising, Alexander B.; Moon, Robert J.; Youngblood, Jeffrey P.
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Research into Cellulose nanomaterials spans the globe
Source: Paper360, May/June; pp. 32-34; 2012.
Author(s) Moon, Robert; Walker, Colleen
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Transforming Glycoscience: A Roadmap for the Future
Source: Nantional Academy of Sciences, website and publications; 2012 Online publication. 209 p.
Author(s) Moon, Robert
Year: 2012   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2011
 
Title: Calculation of single chain cellulose elasticity using fully atomistic modeling
Source: TAPPI Journal, volume 10, number 4, p. 37-42; 2011.
Author(s) Wu, Xianwa; Moon, Robert J.; Martini, Ashlie
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Cellulose nanomaterials review: structure, properties and nanocomposites
Source: Chem. Soc. Rev., 2011, 40, 3941-3994; 2011
Author(s) Moon, Robert J.; Martini, Ashlie; Nairn, John; Simonsen, John; Youngblood, Jeff
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Development of the metrology and imaging of celllulose nanocrystals
Source: Meas. Sci. Technol. 22 (2011) 024005 (10pp)
Author(s) Postek, Michael T.; Bladar, Andras; Dagata, John; Farkas, Natalia; Ming, Bin; Wagner, Ryan; Raman Arvind; Moon, Robert J.; Sabo, Ronald; Wegner, Theodore H.; Beecher, James
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Self-assembly and alignment of semiconductor nanoparticles on cellulose nanocrystals
Source: J Mater Sci (2011) 46:5672-5679; 2011
Author(s) Padalkar, Sonal; Capadona, Jeff R.; Rowan, Stuart J.; Weder, Christoph; Moon, Robert J.; Stanciu, Lia A.
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Uncertainty quantification in nanomechanical measurements using the atomic force microscope
Source: Nanotechnology
Author(s) Wagner, Ryan; Moon, Robert; Pratt, Jon; Shaw, Gordon; Raman, Arvind
Year: 2011   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2010
 
Title: Atomic Force Microscopy Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystals
Source: Langmuir 2010, 26(6), 4480-4488; 2010
Author(s) Lahiji, Roya R.; Xu, Xin; Reifenberger, Ronald; Raman Arvind; Rudie, Alan; Moon, Robert J.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Elastic Deformation Mechanics of Cellulose Nanocrystals
Source: In: Supplemental Proceedings: Volume 2: Materials Characterization, Computation, Modeling and Energy, TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society), pp. 689-696; 2010
Author(s) Wu, Xiawa; Wagner, Ryan; Raman, Arvind; Moon, Robert; Martini, Ashlie
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Influence of chemical treatments on moisture-induced dimensional change and elastic modulus of earlywood and latewood
Source: Holzforschung, Vol. 64, pp. 771-779, 2010
Author(s) Moon, Robert J.; Wells, Joseph; Kretschmann, David E.; Evans, James; Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.; Frihart, Charles R.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Natural Biopolymers: Novel Templates for the Synthesis of Nanostructures
Source: Langmuir 2010, 26(11), 8497-8502; 2010
Author(s) Padalkar, Sonal; Capadona, J.R.; Rowan, S.J.; Weder, C.; Won, Yu-Ho; Stanciu, Lia A.; Moon, Robert J.
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Transverse Elasticity of Cellulose Nanocrystals Via Atomic Force Microscopy
Source: Tenth International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites and Cellulose Nanocomposites Sysmposium, May 11-13, Madison, WI. Madison, WI : Forest Products Society, c2010. ISBN 978-1-892529-55-8. pp. 309-316; 2010
Author(s) Ryan Wagner, Arvind Raman, and Robert Moon
Year: 2010   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2009
 
Title: Evaluation of crack-tip stress fields on microstructural-scale fracture in Al-Al2O3 interpenetrating network composites
Source: Acta Materialia, Vol. 57: pp. 570-581; 2009
Author(s) Robert J. Moon; Mark Hoffman; Jrgen Rdel; Shigemi Tochino; Giuseppe Pezzotti
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanoindentation near the edge
Source: J. Mater. Res., Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 1016- Mar 2009
Author(s) Jakes, J.E.; Frihart, C.R.; Beecher, J.F.; Moon, R.J.; Resto, P.J.; Melgarejo, Z.H.; Saurez, O.M.; Baumgart, H.; Elmustafa, A.A.; Stone, D.S.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Relating Nanoindentation to Macroindentation of Wood
Source: Advanced Biomass Science and Technology for Bio-Based Products, 2009. pp. 145-159
Author(s) Moon, Robert J.; Jakes, Joseph E.; Beecher, James F.; Frihart, Charles R.; Stone, Donald S.
Year: 2009   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2008
 
Title: Characterization of Cellulose Nanocrystal Surfaces by SPM
Source: In: NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show Nanotechnology 2008 Vol. 103 CDROM. 2008 June 1-5; Bosdton, Massachusetts. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 2: 704-707. ISBN: 978-1-4200-8511-2.
Author(s) Lahiji, R. R.; Reifenberger, R.; Raman, A.; Rudie, Alan; Moon, R. J.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Enhanced understanding of the relationship between chemical modification and mechanical properties of wood
Source: In: 9th PACIFIC RIM BIO-BASED COMPOSITES SYMPOSIUM,'Innovation and Challenges in Bio-based Composites - How Far to the New Frontier?', 5th - 8th November 2008, Rotorua, New Zealand; CHEMICAL MODIFICATION section, PP. 141-147; 2008
Author(s) Frihart, Charles R.; Yelle, Daniel J.; Ralph, John; Moon, Robert J.; Stone, Donald S.; Jakes, Joseph E.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Experimental Method To Account For Structural Compliance In Nanoindentation Measurements
Source: J. Mater. Res., Vol. 23, No. 4, Apr2008; pp. 1113-1127; 2008
Author(s) Jakes, Joseph .E.; Frihart, Charles R.; Beecher,James; Moon, Robert J.; Stone, D.S.
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanomaterials in the forest products industry
Source: McGRAW-HILL YEARBOOK OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 2008, pp. 225-228. ISBN-13 978-0-07-154834-2; 2008
Author(s) Moon
Year: 2008   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2007
 
Title: Nanoindentation of Unembedded Wood Cell Walls
Source: In: 9th International Conference on Wood & Biofiber Plastic Composites, May 21-23, 2007; pp. 423
Author(s) Jakes; Frihart; Moon; Beecher; Stone
Year: 2007   view abstract, download publication »
Publication Year: 2006
 
Title: Effects of swelling forces on the durability of wood adhesive bonds
Source: Proceedings of the 29th annual meeting of the Adhesion Society, Inc., February 19-22, 2006, Jacksonville, Florida: pages 187-189.
Author(s) Hofferber, Blake M.; Kolodka, Edward; Brandon, Rishawn; Moon, Robert J.; Frihart, Charles R.
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
Title: Nanotechnology applications in the forest products industry
Source: Forest products journal. Vol. 56, no. 5 (May 2006): pages 4-10.
Author(s) Moon, Robert J.; Frihart, Charles R.; Wegner, Theodore
Year: 2006   view abstract, download publication »
 
Publication Year: 2013
Transmission electron microscope image of cellulose nanocrystals. Robert Moon, USDA Forest Service
Highlight ID: 449
Ceramic-Like Thermal Expansion Obtained from Cellulose Nanocrystal Films

One of the unique properties of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) are their low dimensional change with changes in temperature. Understanding the role and mechanism associated with thermal expansion within CNCs and CNC composites is important to a variety ...

Solar cells fabricated on cellulose nanocrystal films open the door for truly recyclable solar cell technology. Thinkstock
Highlight ID: 447
New Process Fabricates Efficient Reclyclable Solar Cells Using Natural Substrates

Solar cells fabricated on optically transparent cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) films reach a power conversion efficiency of 2.7 percent, an unprecedented figure for cells on substrates derived from renewable raw materials. Additionally, these solar cell ...

Forest Service researchers are developing films for water decontamination using cellulose nanofibers. Thinkstock
Highlight ID: 450
Removing Organic Compounds from Water with Reusable Nanofiber Films

Researchers produced films for water decontamination using cellulose nanofibers as a matrix material for the suspension of photocatalytic nano particles. ...

 
Publication Year: 2011
Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images of the formation of silver nanoparticles on the surface of Tunicate CNCs. Robert Moon, Forest Service
Highlight ID: 301
Cellulose Nanocrystals

Cellulose nanocrystals are ultra-small rod-like reinforcement material that can be extracted from trees, plants and some sea animals. This new technology has potential benefit to a variety of cellulose based industries such as paper, packaging, texti ...

 
Publication Year: 2010

Highlight ID: 191
Cellulose Nanocrystals: Novel Templates for the Synthesis of Nanostructures

Harvesting the properties of widely available natural biopolymers for the design of novel systems in nanobiotechnology has been largely ignored in favor of other biological molecules, such as proteins, viruses, or DNA. A joint research effort between ...


Highlight ID: 175
Scale-up of cellulose nano material production

There is considerable research internationally on cellulose nano-materials as reinforcement fibers for high strength composites. A persistent problem has been unavailability of cellulose nano-crystals (CNC) and nano-fibrillated cellulose (NFC), the r ...

TitleDate Posted
Transmission electron microscopy image of freeze-dried CNCs that were redispersed in deionized water and stained with aqueous uranyl acetate.Nanocellulose Used in Medical Devices

The Journal of Applied Polymer Science features groundbreaking work from FPL Materials Research Engineer Robert Moon and others. "Enhanced thermal stability of biomedical thermoplastic polyurethane with the addition of cellulose nanocrystals" by Jen-Chieh Liu, Darren J. Martin, Robert J. Moon, and J...

06-29-2015

This transmission electron microscope image shows cellulose nanocrystals, tiny structures derived from renewable sources that might be used to create a new class of biomaterials with many potential applications. The structures have been shown to increase the strength of concrete. (Purdue Life Sciences Microscopy Center)Natural Nanocrystals Shown to Strengthen Concrete

The following is a Purdue University news release:

04-06-2015

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You may be surprised at how many technologies from FPL research get patented. What is the value of that? Patents are an effective mode of technology transfer, as they make technologies more appealing to the marketplace due to the exclusivity they offer. Technology transfer leads to increased product...

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