Electrical and Optical Properties of Nanocellulose Films and Its Nanocomposites


Cellulose is one of the most abundant and common natural resources around us. The production of nanoscaled cellulose fibers and their application in composite materials have gradually got increasing attention during the last decades because nanocellulose has many advantages (i.e., high crystallinity, high tensile strength, high melting temperature, 200 times more surface area, finer weblike network, stiffness combined with low weight, and biodegradability). Nanocomposites with cellulosic nanofibers as reinforcing material appeared 15 years ago [1]. Due to these advantages, nanocelluloses were applied in various fields of technologies [2]. Nanocellulose can be classified into four kinds according to production method and material source. Figure 21.1 shows categories of nanocellulose.

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Electrical and Optical Properties of Nanocellulose Films and Its Nanocomposites
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Handbook of Polymer Nanocomposites. Processing, Performance and Application
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  • Jitendra K. Pandey Send Email (1)
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  • 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
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  • 5 Laboratory of Adhesion & Bio-Composites, Program in Environmental Materials Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, 151-921, Republic of Korea
  • 6 Cassava and Starch Technology Research Unit, National Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand
  • 7 Kasetsart Agricultural and Agro-Industrial Product Improvement Institute, Department of Biotechnology, Kasetsart University, Bangkok, 10900, Thailand
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