Preparation and Characterization on Cellulose Nanofiber Film
In this study, cellulose nanofibers were obtained from wood pulp using a chemo-mechanical method and thin films were made of these cellulose nanofibers. The morphology of the films was studied by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). SEM image analysis revealed that the films were composed of cellulose nanofibers with an average diameter of around 32 nm. Other properties were also characterized, including the degree of crystallinity by X-ray diffraction, chemical bonding by infrared attenuated total reflectance analysis, and thermal properties by differential scanning calorimetry. The foldable, strong, and optically translucent cellulose nanofiber films thus obtained have many potential applications as micro/nano electronic devices, biosensors and filtration media, etc.
Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton
L. Y. Zhang et al., "Preparation and Characterization on Cellulose Nanofiber Film", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 1760-1763, 2010