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Multifunctional nanostructured coatings using cellulose nanocrystals

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posted on 03.04.2019 by RAGESH PRATHAPAN
This work explores multi-functional nanostructured coatings created from cellulose nanocrystals, tiny crystalline parts of cellulose derived from renewable plant sources. We explored first their basic behavior such as how they charge in water, and used this to control their assembly. By printing aligned cellulose crystals onto surfaces, it is possible to change the way that water interacts with the surface, control blood droplets for blood testing, and print on hydrophobic polymers for smarter packaging and high throughput medical diagnostics.

History

Campus location

Australia

Principal supervisor

Rico Tabor

Additional supervisor 1

Gil Garnier

Year of Award

2018

Department, School or Centre

Chemistry

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Science

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