Review paper by ASCC researchers published in Polymers
Orono, Maine — A review paper by several ASCC researchers was recently published in Polymers. ASCC authors include Dr. Mehmet Özgür Seydibeyoğlu, Dr. Yousoo Han, Dr. Lu Wang, Dr. Elif Alyamaç Seydibeyoğlu, Dr. Siamak Shams Es-haghi, Dr. Sunil Bhandari, and Dr. Douglas Gardner. Additional authors include researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
The paper, “Review on Hybrid Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites with Nanocellulose, Nanomaterials, and Other Fibers” investigates the use of hybrid fibers, sustainable materials, and nanocellulose. More specifically, researchers review the use and applications of hybrid fiber reinforcement, nanocellulose in hybrid forms and with other nanomaterials, as well as survey the challenges and opportunities of their use. The authors conclude that the hybridization of cellulose nanofibers allows for new applications with improved properties and effects in various uses.
Review on Hybrid Reinforced Polymer Matrix Composites with Nanocellulose, Nanomaterials, and Other Fibers
Authors: Mehmet Özgür Seydibeyoğlu, Alperen Dogru, Jinwu Wang, Mitch Rencheck, Yousoo Han, Lu Wang, Elif Alyamaç Seydibeyoğlu, Xianhui Zhao, Kimberly Ong, Jo Anne Shatkin, Siamak Shams Es-haghi, Sunil Bhandari, Soydan Ozcan, Douglas J. Gardner.
The use of composite materials has seen many new innovations for a large variety of applications. The area of reinforcement in composites is also rapidly evolving with many new discoveries, including the use of hybrid fibers, sustainable materials, and nanocellulose. In this review, studies on hybrid fiber reinforcement, the use of nanocellulose, the use of nanocellulose in hybrid forms, the use of nanocellulose with other nanomaterials, the applications of these materials, and finally, the challenges and opportunities (including safety issues) of their use are thoroughly discussed. This review will point out new prospects for the composite materials world, enabling the use of nano- and micron-sized materials together and creating value-added products at the industrial scale. Furthermore, the use of hybrid structures consisting of two different nano-materials creates many novel solutions for applications in electronics and sensors.
Keywords: natural fibers; hybrid; nanocomposites
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