Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1
Nanotech 2010 Vol. 1
Nanotechnology 2010: Advanced Materials, CNTs, Particles, Films and Composites

Nanoscale Materials Characterization Chapter 1

Nano Crystalline Cellulosic Nematic monocrystals optical properties

Authors: G. Picard, Y. Kadiri, D. Simon, F. Ghozayel, J.-D. Lebreux

Affilation: Ahuntsic College, Canada

Pages: 164 - 167

Keywords: nano crystalline cellulose, monocrystals optical properties, chromatic properties

Magnificent opalescent effects are observed from the interaction between light and Nano Crystalline Cellulose (NCC). Leaving a thin liquid NCC suspension to slowly evaporate, a dry polycrystalline nematic cholesteric wafer was obtained. It was observed that the monocrystals are made of a very special stratification of submicrometric nematic lattices, leading to calculable chromatic and optical effects.

ISBN: 978-1-4398-3401-5
Pages: 976
Hardcopy: $189.95