2008 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Trade Show - Nanotech 2008 - 11th Annual

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Clean Technology 2008

Novel Hybrid Materials of Cellulose Fibres and Nanoparticles

A.C. Small, J.H. Johnston
Victoria Univeristy of Wellington, NZ

Keywords:
nanoparticles, cellulose, hybrid materials, magnetic, photoluminescent, shielding, security

Abstract:
The combination of organic and inorganic materials provides the opportunity to develop new materials that not only retain the inherent properties of their component precursors but may also exhibit new properties due to the synergistic interaction of the precursors. Of particular interest is the development of new hybrid materials comprising cellulose fibre substrates that have been functionalized by magnetic and photoluminescent nanoparticles or conducting polymers, and exploring their potential applications. Examples of such nanoparticles are the magnetic iron oxides, the photoluminescent zinc sulfide, and the conducting polymer polypyrrole. Such developments and applications include magnetic and photoluminescent paper for the upcoming ‘smart packaging’ industry, security labels, tuneable electromagnetic shielding papers.


Nanotech 2008 Conference Program Abstract