ACCIS seminar series: Probing Interfaces in Cellulose Nanocomposites
Speaker: Professor Stephen Eichhorn, Chair of Materials Science, University of Exeter
Venue: LT 1.18, Queen's Building
This talk will cover the use of Raman spectroscopy to follow the deformation micromechanics of cellulose-based nanocomposites. A number of test-cases will be presented, showing how it is possible to follow local interfacial effects in composites comprising a range of cellulose nanofibres; namely microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), bacterial cellulose (BC) and cellulose nanowhiskers (CNWs). It will be shown that quantitative data can be obtained from these measurements, allowing better choices to be made when forming these interesting materials.