Anisotropic elasticity of crystalline cellulose: Atomistic modeling & experiments

Ashlie Martini, Xiawa (Eva) Wu, Ryan Wagner, Arvind Raman, Robert J. Moon

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Abstract

The significant potential for cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) to be used in a wide variety of products is currently limited by a lack of complete characterization of their material properties. The objective of this research is to address this issue via complementary nanoscale experiments and simulation. In this paper we present findings from the first phase of the research. From the experimental perspective we report atomic force microscope measurements of the transverse elastic modulus of tunicate CNCs, and, using molecular dynamics simulation, we investigate the effects of model structure on predictions of axial elasticity. Careful consideration is given to understanding the uncertainty inherent in such measurements with the eventual goal of allowing for true sample-to-sample and modeling-to-experiment comparison.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry 2010
Pages292-294
Number of pages3
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventInternational Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry 2010 - Otaniemi, Espoo, Finland
Duration: Sep 27 2010Sep 29 2010

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry 2010

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry 2010
CountryFinland
CityOtaniemi, Espoo
Period9/27/109/29/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Forestry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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