The work was financed by the EU 6th framework IP “Sustainpack” project, and the Vinnova–Tekes Green materials programme (A.J.S.). In addition, the Biofibre Materials Centre and BioMime at KTH provided funding (M.A.S.A.S., L.A.B.).
Biomimetic Foams of High Mechanical Performance Based on Nanostructured Cell Walls Reinforced by Native Cellulose Nanofibrils†
Article first published online: 18 MAR 2008
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Volume 20, Issue 7, pages 1263–1269, April 4, 2008
How to Cite
Svagan, A. J., Samir, M. A. S. A. and Berglund, L. A. (2008), Biomimetic Foams of High Mechanical Performance Based on Nanostructured Cell Walls Reinforced by Native Cellulose Nanofibrils. Adv. Mater., 20: 1263–1269. doi: 10.1002/adma.200701215
- Issue published online: 4 APR 2008
- Article first published online: 18 MAR 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 1 OCT 2007
- Manuscript Received: 18 MAY 2007
- EU 6th framework IP “Sustainpack” project
- Vinnova–Tekes Green materials programme (A.J.S.)
- Biofibre Materials Centre and BioMime at KTH
- Biocompatible materials;
A bioinspired foam in which cellulose nanofibrils are used to reinforce cell walls (ca. 3 µm) is presented. The nanocomposite foams are prepared by a lyophilization technique and show composite structure at the cell-wall scale. The nanocellulosic network shows remarkable mechanical performance, expressed in much-improved modulus and yield strength compared with the neat starch foam.