Aligned bioinspired cellulose nanocrystal-based nanocomposites with synergetic mechanical properties and improved hygromechanical performance.

@article{Wang2015AlignedBC,
  title={Aligned bioinspired cellulose nanocrystal-based nanocomposites with synergetic mechanical properties and improved hygromechanical performance.},
  author={Baochun Wang and Jose Guillermo Torres-Rendon and Jinchao Yu and Yumei Zhang and Andreas Walther},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 8},
  pages={4595-607}
}
Natural high-performance materials inspire the pursuit of ordered hard/soft nanocomposite structures at high fractions of reinforcements and with balanced supramolecular interactions. Such biomimetic design principles remain difficult to realize for bulk nanocomposites. Herein, we establish an effective drawing procedure that induces a high orientation of crystalline cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) in a matrix of carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) at high level of reinforcements (50 vol %). We show… CONTINUE READING