Chapter 3. Tools for the Characterization of Biomass at the Nanometer Scale

  1. Lucian A. Lucia2,3 and
  2. Orlando J. Rojas2
  1. James F. Beecher,
  2. Christopher G. Hunt and
  3. J. Y. Zhu

Published Online: 21 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307474.ch3

The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials

The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials

How to Cite

Beecher, J. F., Hunt, C. G. and Zhu, J. Y. (2009) Tools for the Characterization of Biomass at the Nanometer Scale, in The Nanoscience and Technology of Renewable Biomaterials (eds L. A. Lucia and O. J. Rojas), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307474.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Forest Biomaterials, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

  2. 3

    Department of Wood and Paper Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

Author Information

  1. US Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 25 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405167864

Online ISBN: 9781444307474

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Keywords:

  • nanoscale features and plant cell wall nanoscale structure;
  • specific biomass property measurement;
  • porosimetry and differential scanning calorimetry;
  • cellulose crystallinity;
  • critical point drying (CPD);
  • scanning probe microscopy (SPM) techniques;
  • torsional harmonic cantilever (THC) and interaction force mapping;
  • scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and high-resolution topographic information;
  • ultrafast electron microscopy (UEM)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Water in Biomass

  • Measurement of Specific Biomass Properties

  • Microscopy and Spectroscopy

  • Summary

  • References