Mechanical and Morphology Properties of Cellulose Nanocomposites

Abstract

Cellulose nanofibers and their composites have a great deal of attention because of their abundance, biodegradability, high strength and stiffness, low weight, relatively low price, and the related characteristics such as a very large surface-to-volume ratio and outstanding mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. Such new high-value materials are the subject of continuing research and are commercially interesting in terms of new products from the pulp and paper industry and the agricultural sector. This chapter summarizes (i) the progress in nanocellulose preparation into polymer matrix with a particular focus on microfibrillated cellulose and also discusses recent developments in bio-nanocomposite fabrication based on nanocellulose, (ii) the progress in the reinforcement of the carbon fiber/epoxy composites using nanocellulose as a hybrid reinforcement, (iii) the improvement in the mechanical properties of carbon fiber/epoxy composites using nanocellulose as hybrid reinforcement, and (iv) the morphology of CF/epoxy composite reinforced with nanocellulose showing the effect of nanocellulose on the fiber/matrix adhesion.

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Title
Mechanical and Morphology Properties of Cellulose Nanocomposites
Book Title
Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
Book DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45232-1
Chapter DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-45232-1_65
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  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (1)
  • Hitoshi Takagi Send Email (2)
  • Antonio Norio Nakagaito Send Email (3)
  • Hyun-Joong Kim Send Email (4)
  • Editor Affiliation
  • 1 University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES), Dehradun, India
  • 2 Advanced Materials Division, Institute of Technology and Science, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 3 Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan
  • 4 College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
  • Authors
  • Mohamed H. Gabr Send Email (5) (6)
  • Kazuya Okubo Send Email (7)
  • Toru Fujii Send Email (7)
  • Author Affiliation
  • 5 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Systems, Research and Development Center, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Ishikawa, Kyoto, 610-0394, Japan
  • 6 Faculty of Industrial Education, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt
  • 7 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Systems, Doshisha University, Kyotonabe, Kyoto, Japan
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