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Use of Fluorescence Imaging and Ionic Liquids in the Study of Clay, Carbon, and Cellulose Based-Nanomaterials

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Author(s)

Jeffrey W. Gilman

Abstract

Some of the most critical issues facing the nanocomposite community include the need for multi-scale imaging of hierarchical structures, effective methods for controlling nanoparticle chemistry and surface-energy, and efficient processing methods for preparing nanoparticles and nanocomposites. Over the last decade we have employed a number of approaches to address some these challenges. This paper will review our efforts centered on the use of ionic liquids and fluorescence microscopy to develop tools to enable US industry to more quickly bring new nanocomposite-based products to market. Research results focused on polymer nanocomposite based on multiwalled-carbon-nanotube (MWNT), Montmorillonite (MMT) and nanofibrillated-cellulose will be presented.
Citation
ECS Transactions

Keywords

FRET, nanocomposite

Citation

Gilman, J. (2014), Use of Fluorescence Imaging and Ionic Liquids in the Study of Clay, Carbon, and Cellulose Based-Nanomaterials, ECS Transactions (Accessed April 12, 2024)
Created August 12, 2014, Updated March 22, 2017