Controlling Alignment in Cellulose Nanocrystal Coatings

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Investigations on the rheology and phase behavior of aqueous CNC dispersions have been used to develop processes for making CNC coatings with controlled properties. We report how the interplay between dispersion microstructure, shear, and drying conditions affect the morphology, optical properties, and mechanical properties of cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) coatings. These results provide a foundation for functional coatings for a range of optical and sensing applications.

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Journal: TechConnect Briefs
Volume: 1, Nanotechnology 2014: Graphene, CNTs, Particles, Films & Composites
Published: June 15, 2014
Pages: 257 - 260
Industry sector: Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
Topics: Advanced Materials for Engineering Applications, Coatings, Surfaces & Membranes
ISBN: 978-1-4822-5826-4