Making flexible magnetic aerogels and stiff magnetic nanopaper using cellulose nanofibrils as templates.


Nanostructured biological materials inspire the creation of materials with tunable mechanical properties. Strong cellulose nanofibrils derived from bacteria or wood can form ductile or tough networks that are suitable as functional materials. Here, we show that freeze-dried bacterial cellulose nanofibril aerogels can be used as templates for making… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.155


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