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dc.contributor.advisorHu, Liangbingen_US
dc.contributor.authorJang, Soo-Hwanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-22T06:42:12Z
dc.date.available2017-06-22T06:42:12Z
dc.date.issued2017en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/M2FS0M
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/19558
dc.description.abstractCellulose nanofibrils (CNF) are one of most popular materials in nanotechnologies due to its favorable properties, such as biodegradability and high mechanical performance. However, their nano-/microscopric structure is not fully understood. In this thesis, we studied the structural features of CNF by using atomic force microscopy (AFM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and then assessed the dimensions of single fibers from different wood species. We studied the dependence of cellulose nanopaper strength and toughness on the size of cellulose fibers using dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA). Interestingly, we found that both the strength and toughness increased as the fiber aspect ratio increased. Additionally, stability tests of carbon nanotubes and cellulose nanofibrils (CNT-CNF) solution were conducted by rheological measurement. The solution showed high stability and no visible precipitation. Based on these properties, we fabricated functionalized nanostructured films from CNF and observed promising results from the novel materials.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMULTI-FUNCTIONAL NANOSTRUCTURED FILMS FROM CELLULOSE NANOFIBERSen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMaterial Science and Engineeringen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledMaterials Scienceen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledNanotechnologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledNanoscienceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCellulose nanofibersen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCellulose nanofibrilsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCNFen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledCNTen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNanofibrillated celluloseen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledNFCen_US


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