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Feasibility of renewable bulk materials processing with nanocellulose
Author(s): Jung Woong Kim; Lindong Zhai; Hyun Chan Kim; Youngmin Yun; Jaehwan Kim
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Paper Abstract

Nanocellulose has a great potential as a renewable material due to its high mechanical strength, high Young’s modulus, low density and eco-friendliness. Once a bulk material is made with it, then the bulk material made with nanocellulose can be a renewable bulk material, which is eco-friendly, lightweight and strong. Furthermore, it is known fact that cellulose has piezoelectricity due to its ordered domain of cellulose including crystal domains of cellulose. Thus, by aligning cellulose domains in the renewable bulk material made by nanocellulose, an eco-friendly and smart material can be developed. This paper aims at testing the feasibility of bulk material processing by using nanocellulose, specifically cellulose nanocrystal (CNC). The fabrication was carried out through steam with high temperature and high pressure to form hydrogen bonds between CNCs, followed by a heat and pressure molding. Its crystalline structure and physical interactions are investigated by using X-ray diffraction. Morphology and mechanical properties are investigated by scanning electron microscope and dynamic mechanical analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 March 2019
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 10969, Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems III, 109690R (27 March 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2513860
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Jung Woong Kim, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Lindong Zhai, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Hyun Chan Kim, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Youngmin Yun, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Jaehwan Kim, Inha Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10969:
Nano-, Bio-, Info-Tech Sensors and 3D Systems III
Jaehwan Kim, Editor(s)

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