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Cellulose nanomaterials review: structure, properties and nanocomposites.
This critical review provides a processing-structure-property perspective on recent advances in cellulose nanoparticles and composites produced from them. It summarizes cellulose nanoparticles inExpand
Optimization of silica silanization by 3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane.
A range of film morphologies based on the film deposition conditions are presented here to establish an optimized method of APTES film formation. Expand
The influence of cellulose nanocrystal additions on the performance of cement paste
Abstract The influence of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) addition on the performance of cement paste was investigated. Our mechanical tests show an increase in the flexural strength of approximatelyExpand
Current characterization methods for cellulose nanomaterials.
This review establishes detailed best practices, methods and techniques for characterizing CNM particle morphology, surface chemistry, surface charge, purity, crystallinity, rheological properties, mechanical properties, and toxicity for two distinct forms of CNMs: cellulose nanocrystals and cellulose Nanofibrils. Expand
Strain-dependent electrical resistance of multi-walled carbon nanotube/polymer composite films.
The unique characteristics in electrical resistance change for different volume fractions imply that MWCNT/PEO composite films can be used as tunable strain sensors and for application into embedded sensor systems in structures. Expand
Ultrahydrophobic and Ultralyophobic Surfaces: Some Comments and Examples
The preparation of ultrahydrophobic and ultralyophobic surfaces using several techniques is described. Plasma polymerization of 2,2,3,3,4,4,4-heptafluorobutyl acrylate on poly(ethylene terephthalate)Expand
Ultrahydrophobic polymer surfaces prepared by simultaneous ablation of polypropylene and sputtering of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) using radio frequency plasma
Ultrahydrophobic polypropylene surfaces were prepared by the simultaneous etching of polypropylene and etching/sputtering of poly(tetrafluoroethylene) (PTFE) using inductively coupled radio frequencyExpand
Recyclable organic solar cells on cellulose nanocrystal substrates
The first demonstration of efficient polymer solar cells fabricated on optically transparent cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) substrates is reported, demonstrating that these solar cells can be easily separated and recycled into their major components using low-energy processes at room temperature, opening the door for a truly recyclable solar cell technology. Expand
Self‐Cleaning and Next Generation Anti‐Fog Surfaces and Coatings
Due to their high surface energy, hydrophilic surfaces are susceptible to contaminations which are difficult to remove and often ruin the surface. Traditional anti-fog coatings are especially limitedExpand