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Review: current international research into cellulose nanofibres and nanocomposites

  • Eichhorn, S. J. Materials Science Centre, School of Materials and the Northwest Composites Centre, Manchester, UK
  • Dufresne, A. Grenoble Institute of Technology, The International School of Paper, Print Media & Biomaterials Saint Martin D’Hères, France
  • Aranguren, M. National Institute of Research in Science and Technology of Materials (INTEMA), Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Marcovich, N. E. National Institute of Research in Science and Technology of Materials (INTEMA), Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina
  • Capadona, J. R. Rehabilitation Research and Development, Louis Stokes Cleveland DVA Medical Center, Cleveland, USA
  • Rowan, S. J. Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), Cleveland, USA
  • Weder, Christoph Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Thielemans, W. School of Chemistry and Process and Environmental Research Division, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Nottingham, UK
  • Roman, M. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
  • Renneckar, S. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
  • Gindl, W. Department of Materials Science and Process Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, BOKU-Vienna, Austria
  • Veigel, S. Wood K plus, Competence Centre for Wood Composites and Wood Chemistry, Linz, Austria
  • Keckes, J. Department of Materials Physics, Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Austrian Academy of Sciences, University of Leoben, Austria
  • Yano, H. Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Abe, K. Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Nogi, M. Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Nakagaito, A. N. Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University, Japan
  • Mangalam, A. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, USA
  • Simonsen, J. Department of Wood Science & Engineering, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA
  • Benight, A. S. Departments of Chemistry & Physics, Portland State University, USA
  • Bismarck, A. Department of Chemical Engineering, Polymer and Composite Engineering Group (PACE), Imperial College London, UK
  • Berglund, L. A. Department of Fibre & Polymer Technology, Wallenberg Wood Science Centre, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Peijs, T. Centre for Materials Research, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, UK
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    28.09.2009
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  • Journal of Materials Science. - 2010, vol. 45, no. 1, p. 1-33
English This paper provides an overview of recent progress made in the area of cellulose nanofibre-based nanocomposites. An introduction into the methods used to isolate cellulose nanofibres (nanowhiskers, nanofibrils) is given, with details of their structure. Following this, the article is split into sections dealing with processing and characterisation of cellulose nanocomposites and new developments in the area, with particular emphasis on applications. The types of cellulose nanofibres covered are those extracted from plants by acid hydrolysis (nanowhiskers), mechanical treatment and those that occur naturally (tunicate nanowhiskers) or under culturing conditions (bacterial cellulose nanofibrils). Research highlighted in the article are the use of cellulose nanowhiskers for shape memory nanocomposites, analysis of the interfacial properties of cellulose nanowhisker and nanofibril-based composites using Raman spectroscopy, switchable interfaces that mimic sea cucumbers, polymerisation from the surface of cellulose nanowhiskers by atom transfer radical polymerisation and ring opening polymerisation, and methods to analyse the dispersion of nanowhiskers. The applications and new advances covered in this review are the use of cellulose nanofibres to reinforce adhesives, to make optically transparent paper for electronic displays, to create DNA-hybrid materials, to generate hierarchical composites and for use in foams, aerogels and starch nanocomposites and the use of all-cellulose nanocomposites for enhanced coupling between matrix and fibre. A comprehensive coverage of the literature is given and some suggestions on where the field is likely to advance in the future are discussed.
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