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Moisture Uptake Characterization in Nanocellulose Using Microwave Cavity



Caglar Emiroglu, Bharath N. Natarajan, Jeffrey W. Gilman, James Alexander 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, US
Conference Title
2017 TechConnect World Innovation Conference


cellulose nanocrystals, water confinement, dielectric properties


Emiroglu, C. , Natarajan, B. , Gilman, J. , Liddle, J. and Obrzut, J. (2017), Moisture Uptake Characterization in Nanocellulose Using Microwave Cavity, TechConnect World Technical Proceedings, Oxon Hill, MD, US, [online], (Accessed July 24, 2024)


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Created August 17, 2017, Updated April 7, 2022