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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

Publication Year: 2013  View PDF »

Category: Book Chapter
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4707-3B

Abstract: A comprehensive understanding of cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) properties will enable material designers, modelers, and manufacturers to make informed decisions in the development of new products and materials based on CNCs. Atomic force microscopy (AFM) is a tool that is uniquely suited for the characterization of the structural, mechanical, and chemical properties of nanometer-sized objects. We have used AFM to study the transverse elastic modulus of isolated tunicate CNCs. Included in this work is a comprehensive uncertainty analysis of our data, which is key for making meaningful comparisons between AFM measurements.

Keywords: Cellulose nanocrystals; Atomic force microscope; elastic modulus; material property

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 2,805 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/19/2013
RITS Product ID: 65514
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Moon, Robert J.
Materials Research Engineer

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