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Biologically inspired hierarchical design of nanocomposites based on poly(ethylene oxide) and cellulose nanofibers

  • Changsarn, Sutheerat The Petroleum and Petrochemical College and The Center for Petroleum, Petrochemicals, and Advanced Materials, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Mendez, James D. Adolphe Merkle Institute and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, University of Fribourg, Marly, Switzerland - Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • Shanmuganathan, Kadhiravan Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • Foster, E. Johan Adolphe Merkle Institute and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, University of Fribourg, Marly, Switzerland
  • Weder, Christoph The Petroleum and Petrochemical College and The Center for Petroleum, Petrochemicals, and Advanced Materials, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand - Adolphe Merkle Institute and Fribourg Center for Nanomaterials, University of Fribourg, Marly, Switzerland - Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
  • Supaphol, Pitt The Petroleum and Petrochemical College and The Center for Petroleum, Petrochemicals, and Advanced Materials, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
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    17.06.2011
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  • Macromolecular Rapid Communications. - 2011, vol. 32, no. 17, p. 1367–1372
English Attempts to create hierarchically structured, uniaxially oriented nanocomposites comprising cellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs), which promise anisotropic mechanical properties, are exceedingly rare. We report here the fabrication of uniaxially-oriented arrays of microfibers based on poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) and CNWs by electrospinning. Compared with the neat PEO fibers, the incorporation of CNWs within the fibers increased the storage modulus (E′) of arrays along the fiber axis of the PEO/CNW nanocomposite fibers. Successful incorporation of the CNWs within each of the as-spun PEO/CNW nanocomposite fibers in the direction parallel to the fiber axis was verified by both scanning and transmission electron microscopy.
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Adolphe Merkle Institute
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