Special Issue "Nanocellulose and Nanochitin: Characterization and Applicaitions"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).
Nanocellulose and nanochitin have generated a great deal of interest as reinforcement and functional nanomaterials because of their renewability, biocompatibility, high specific surface area, low density and good mechanical properties. Nanocellulose and nanochitin can be isolated from biomass using a top down approach and there is an ongoing effort to produce these nanomaterials economically and efficiently. We invite authors to contribute original research articles or comprehensive reviews covering the most recent progress and new developments in the isolation, charcaterisation and utilization of nanocellulose and nanochitin in various composite and functional materials. This Special Issue aims to cover a broad range of subjects, from nanomaterials synthesis to design and characterization. The format of welcomed articles includes full papers, communications, and reviews. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Nanocellulose/nanochitin isolation from biomass and residues
- Processing strategies for materails form nanocellulose and nanochitin
- Nanocellulose and nanochitin for functional applications
- Novel charcterization techniques to understand nanocellulose/nanochitin based materials
Prof. Aji P. Mathew
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- mechanical properties
- functional materials