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Self-dispersion of Two Natural Polysaccharides for Granular Composites

  title={Self-dispersion of Two Natural Polysaccharides for Granular Composites},
  author={Herbert Wang and Yin Fang and Yiliang Lin and Jiuyun Shi},
  journal={arXiv: Chemical Physics},
We envision that dispersion between two polymeric materials on mesoscales would create new composites with properties that are much more superior to the components alone. Here we elucidate the dispersion between two of most abundant natural polysaccharides, starch and chitosan, which form mesoscale composites that may promise many applications. By using X-ray microscopic imaging, small-angle X-ray scattering, and differential scanning calorimetry, we were able to characterize the interactions… 

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