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Title: Development of the metrology and imaging of cellulose nanocrystals

Author: Postek, Michael T.; Vladar, Andras; Dagata, John; Farkas, Natalia; Ming, Bin; Wagner, Ryan; Raman, Arvind; Moon, Robert J.; Sabo, Ronald; Wegner, Theodore H.; Beecher, James

Date: 2011

Source: Measurement science and technology. Vol. 22, no. 2 (Feb. 2011): [10] p.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The development of metrology for nanoparticles is a significant challenge. Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are one group of nanoparticles that have high potential economic value but present substantial challenges to the development of the measurement science. Even the largest trees owe their strength to this newly appreciated class of nanomaterials. Cellulose is the world’s most abundant natural, renewable, biodegradable polymer. Cellulose occurs as whisker-like microfibrils that are biosynthesized and deposited in plant material in a continuous fashion. The nanocrystals are isolated by hydrolyzing away the amorphous segments leaving the acid resistant crystalline fragments. Therefore, the basic raw material for new nanomaterial products already abounds in nature and is available to be utilized in an array of future materials. However, commercialization requires the development of efficient manufacturing processes and nanometrology to monitor quality. This paper discusses some of the instrumentation, metrology and standards issues associated with the ramping up for production and use of CNCs.

Keywords: Cellulose, nanocrystals, measurement, crystallization, nanotechnology, nanostructured materials, biopolymers, biosynthesis, cellulose, chemistry, nanoparticles, cellulose fibers, nanofibers, elasticity, scanning probe microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, measuring instruments, metrology, crystalline cellulose, nanocomposites, crystallinity, helium ion microscopy, cellulose fibers properties, nanometrology, cellulose nanocrystals, CNC, metrology, standards

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Postek, Michael T.; Vladar, Andras; Dagata, John; Farkas, Natalia; Ming, Bin; Wagner, Ryan; Raman, Arvind; Moon, Robert J.; Sabo, Ronald; Wegner, Theodore H.; Beecher, James. 2011. Development of the metrology and imaging of cellulose nanocrystals. Measurement Science and Technology. 22(2): 10 p.

 


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