Dielectric Characterization of Confined Water in Nanocellulose

Published: August 18, 2017


Caglar Dogu Emiroglu, Bharath NMN Natarajan, Jeffrey W. Gilman, James A. Liddle, Jan Obrzut


Cellulose nanocrystal films with different helical modulation lengths are characterized. Films are obtained by tuning the rate of evaporation and surface functionalization. Dielectric constant measurements are performed and the water confinement is estimated by employing the classical mixing model with randomly oriented ellipsoidal inclusions. The dielectric constant of absorbed water was found to be significantly smaller than that for free liquid, indicating a limited mobility due to binding with CNC matrix.
Proceedings Title: TechConnect World Technical Proceedings
Conference Dates: May 15-17, 2017
Conference Location: Oxon Hill, MD
Conference Title: 2017 TechConnect World Innovation Conference
Pub Type: Conferences


cellulose nanocrystals, water confinement, dielectric properties
Created August 18, 2017, Updated October 22, 2018