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Functionally Metalized Nanocellulose For Future Smart Materials

Descripción del proyecto

Materiales funcionales nuevos basados en nanocelulosa

La nanocelulosa es un material de origen natural compuesto de nanofibrillas que se han aislado de un material celulósico. Ese material básico pueden ser árboles, diferentes plantas, algas o bacterias. Gracias a esta relación de aspecto alta y a su gran superficie, podría ser un componente renovable revolucionario para los nanomateriales. Para diseñar y construir nanomateriales inteligentes usando nanocelulosa, el gran reto es conseguir que este material natural nanoestructurado sea funcional y tenga nuevas propiedades. El proyecto FUNMAT, financiado con fondos europeos, tiene previsto desafiar los límites en este campo. Establecerá las condiciones adecuadas para metalizar la superficie de nanocelulosa y diseñar nuevos materiales funcionales sobre ella.

Objetivo

Designing at the nanoscale is a promising and challenging strategy to innovate new building-block materials with improved properties and functionalities. This is a critical point to answer the increased demand of multifunctional materials. Nanocellulose is a functional structured nanomaterial engineered by nature long time before us. It maintains the optimal structural integrity in plant cell wall allowing plants to play their vital role in the ecosystem. Thanks to their high aspect ratio, high surface area and their 150 GPa, nanocellulose could be considered as a revolutionary renewable nano-building block material. Nanocellulose was principally investigated and used as bio-based filler in polymer nanocomposites. One of challenges in the developments of nanocellulose will be to make these naturally nano-structured objects functional with new properties allowing the design and engineering of smarter materials. Our proposal aims to bring nanocellulose to novel frontiers by functionalization of their large surface area and designing new innovative hybrids at the nanoscale. Main objectives of our project are: 1) setting up conditions for nanocellulose surface metallization. 2) Characterizing properties of these innovative nanohybrides and 3) Designing new functional materials based on metalized nanocellulose. The project is an opportunity to the fellow to restart his career in the exciting field of nanocellulose.

Coordinador

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
Aportación neta de la UEn
€ 202 219,31
Dirección
AVENUE FELIX VIALLET 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Francia

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Región
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Rhône-Alpes Isère
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Enlaces
Coste total
€ 202 219,76

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