Wednesday, 31 May 2017: 08:35
Trafalgar (Hilton New Orleans Riverside)
We report a novel partial dissolution strategy to liberate uniform cellulose nanofibers with diameter of 5-10 nm from macroscopic cellulose fibers and promote separation of nanofibers in an aqueous environment by forming water-soluble sodium carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) through heterogeneous sodium acetoxylation of cellulose. With the obtained cellulose nanofibers, we fabricated nanopapers which exhibit a high optical transparency of 90.5 % (550 nm) with promising mechanical properties and high thermal stability. By directly depositing Ag nanowires on a wet nanofiber sheet, we fabricated a flexible transparent electrode with 86.5 % (550 nm) transparency and 26.2 Ohm/sq sheet resistance (Rs). Meanwhile, we studied the magnetic properties of sputter deposited thin film of permalloy on nanopaper which exhibited a similar magnetic coercivity and a close saturation magnetization to conventional silicon dioxide-based permalloy.