3 Tools for the Characterization of Biomass at the Nanometer Scale

  title={3 Tools for the Characterization of Biomass at the Nanometer Scale},
  author={James F. Beecher and Christopher G. Hunt and J. Y. Zhu},
To take advantage of nanoscale features in plant cell walls and create our own nanos­ tructures based on plant biomass, we must make reliable measurements at the nanoscale. Although nanoscale measurement methods have expanded in recent years, not all these techniques are useful for soft, hydrophilic, nonconducting biomass specimens. Here we discuss those methods with the potential to be particularly useful in studying nanoscale properties of plant biomass. In contrast to most engineering… CONTINUE READING

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