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dc.contributor.authorO'KELLY, KEVINen
dc.date.accessioned2014-02-26T11:12:07Z
dc.date.available2014-02-26T11:12:07Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.date.submitted2014en
dc.identifier.citationTongfei Wu, Ramin Farnood, Kevin O'Kelly, Biqiong Chen, Mechanical behaviour of transparent nano fibrillar cellulose-chitosan nano composite films in dry and wet conditions, Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, 32, 2014, 279 - 286en
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/68153
dc.descriptionPUBLISHEDen
dc.description.abstractTransparent, biocompatible and biodegradable chitosan (CS) nanocomposite films rein- forced with nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) were prepared by solution casting. The effects of NFC content on the mechanical properties in dry and wet conditions were investigated. The incorporation of NFC significantly enhanced the mechanical properties, especially in wet conditions. The ultimate tensile strength and Young's modulus of chitosan were improved by 12 times and 30 times, respectively, for the nanocomposite containing 32 wt% of NFC in wet conditions. The mechanism of the remarkable reinforcements was studied by analyzing the swelling behavior of NFC?CS nanocomposites. The mechanical properties of wet NFC?CS nanocomposite films matched well with those of human skin, which demonstrate potential for uses as artificial skin and wound dressings.en
dc.format.extent279en
dc.format.extent286en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materialsen
dc.relation.ispartofseries32en
dc.rightsYen
dc.subjectChitosanen
dc.titleMechanical behaviour of transparent nano fibrillar cellulose-chitosan nano composite films in dry and wet conditionsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorIrish Research Council for Science and Engineering Technology (IRCSET)en
dc.type.supercollectionscholarly_publicationsen
dc.type.supercollectionrefereed_publicationsen
dc.identifier.peoplefinderurlhttp://people.tcd.ie/okellyken
dc.identifier.rssinternalid91383en
dc.rights.ecaccessrightsOpenAccess
dc.subject.TCDThemeNanoscience & Materialsen


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