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Title: Review of recent research on flexible multifunctional nanopapers
Authors: Barhoum, Ahmed
Samyn, Pieter
Ohlund, Thomas
Dufresne, Alain
Issue Date: 2017
Citation: Nanoscale, 9(40), p. 15181-15205
Abstract: Traditional paper and papermaking have struggled with a declining market during the last few decades. However, the incorporation of nanotechnology into papermaking has brought possibilities to develop low-cost, biocompatible and flexible products with sophisticated functionalities. The functionality of nanopapers emerges from the intrinsic properties of the nanofibrous network, the additional loading of specific nanomaterials (NMs), or the additional deposition and patterning of thin films of nanomaterials on the paper surface. A successful development of functional nanopapers requires understanding how the nanopaper matrix, nanofillers, nanocoating pigments, nanoprinting inks, processing additives and manufacturing processes all interact to provide the intended functionality. This review addresses the emerging area of functional nanopapers. This review discusses flexible and multifunctional nanopapers, NMs being used in nanopaper making, manufacturing techniques, and functional applications that provide new important possibilities to utilize papermaking technology. The interface where NM research meets traditional papermaking has important implications for food packaging, energy harvesting and energy storage, flexible electronics, low-cost devices for medical diagnostics, and numerous other areas.
Notes: [Barhoum, Ahmed] VUB, Dept Mat & Chem MACH, Brussels, Belgium. [Barhoum, Ahmed] Helwan Univ, Chem Dept, Fac Sci, Cairo 11795, Egypt. [Samyn, Pieter] Hasselt Univ, Inst Mat Res IMO IMOMEC Appl & Analyt Chem, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Ohlund, Thomas] Mid Sweden Univ, Dept Nat Sci, S-85170 Sundsvall, Sweden. [Dufresne, Alain] Univ Grenoble Alpes, CNRS, Grenoble INP, LGP2, F-38000 Grenoble, France.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25666
DOI: 10.1039/C7NR04656A
ISI #: 000413905200001
ISSN: 2040-3364
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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