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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.

Publication Year: 2014  View PDF »

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

Abstract: This chapter summarizes several techniques that have been used in the characterization of cellulose nanocomposites, in particular cellulose nanomaterials (CNs) dispersion, distribution, and orientation within polymer matrixes. The microscopy techniques described are optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy. Also, the use of X ray diffraction for quantification of CN orientation is discussed. The characterization of bionanocomposites is challenging because these materials axe soft, moisture semi%ive, non-conductive, and usually both the matrix phase and the reinformment phase primmily CoIlSist of tow atomic numbrer elements (making differentiation difficult). Different sample preparation techniques for CN composite materials are also discussed.

Keywords: Nanocomposites, characterization, x-ray diffreaction, Atomic Force Microscopy, optical microscopy, Electron Microscopy

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 805 kb(s)

Date posted: 11/18/2014
RITS Product ID: 71585
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Moon, Robert J.
Materials Research Engineer

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