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    Author(s): Yunqiao Pu; Jianguo Zhang; Thomas Elder; Yulin Deng; Paul Gatenholm; Arthur J. Ragauskas
    Date: 2007
    Source: Composites: Part B., Vol. 38: 360-366
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Three closely related cellulosic acrylic latex films were prepared employing acacia pulp fibers, cellulose whiskers and nonocellulose balls and their respective strength properties were determined. Cellulose whisker reinforced composites had enhanced strength properties compared to the acacia pulp and nanoball composites. AFM analysis indicated that the cellulose whisker reinforced composite exhibited decreased surface roughness.

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    Pu, Yunqiao; Zhang, Jianguo; Elder, Thomas; Deng, Yulin; Gatenholm, Paul; Ragauskas, Arthur J. 2007. Investigation into nanocellulosics versus acacia reinforced acrylic films. Composites: Part B., Vol. 38: 360-366

    Keywords

    A. fiber, A. polymer-matrix composites (PMCs), B. strength, nanocellulosics

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