Polyvinyl alcohol ( PVA ) – cellulose nano fi bril ( CNF ) – multiwalled carbon nanotube ( MWCNT ) hybrid organic aerogels with superior mechanical properties

@inproceedings{ZhengPolyvinylA,
  title={Polyvinyl alcohol ( PVA ) – cellulose nano fi bril ( CNF ) – multiwalled carbon nanotube ( MWCNT ) hybrid organic aerogels with superior mechanical properties},
  author={Qifeng Zheng and Alireza Javadi and Ronald C. Sabo and Zhiyong Cai and Shaoqin Gong}
}
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA)–cellulose nanofibril (CNF)–multiwalled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) hybrid organic aerogels were prepared using an environmentally friendly freeze-drying process with renewable materials. The material properties of these “green” hybrid aerogels were characterized extensively using various techniques. It was found that adding a small amount of CNFs and MWCNTs increased the mechanical properties of the PVA aerogels drastically. The mechanical properties of the hybrid aerogels… CONTINUE READING