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In search of stronger/cheaper chitin nanofibers through electrospinning of chitin-cellulose composites using an ionic liquid platform.
The ability of the ionic liquid (IL) 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([C2mim][OAc]) to solubilize natural biopolymers (e.g., chitin and cellulose) without any chemical modification has been usedExpand
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Advances in Thin Film Indentation
A new method to accurately and reliably extract the actual Young’s modulus of a thin film on a substrate by indentation was developed. The method involved modifying the discontinuous elasticExpand
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Advances in Scratch Characterization of Automotive Clearcoats
Resistance to scratch and mar damage has been emphasized by both OEMs and consumers as a critical factor to maintain a vehicle’s appearance over its service lifetime. As coating formulators improveExpand