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Electron Microscopy for the Morphological Characterization of Nanocellulose Materials
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Electron Microscopy for the Morphological Characterization of Nanocellulose Materials
Kwon, Ohkyung; Shin, Soo-Jeong;
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Electron microscopy is an important investigation and analytical method for the morphological characterization of various cellulosic materials, such as micro-crystalline cellulose (MCC), microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC), and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC). However, more accurate morphological analysis requires high-quality micrographs acquired from the proper use of an electron microscope and associated sample preparation methods. Understanding the interaction of electron and matter as well as the importance of sample preparation methods, including drying and staining methods, enables the production of high quality images with adequate information on the nanocellulosic materials. This paper provides a brief overview of the micro and nano structural analysis of cellulose, as investigated using transmission and scanning electron microscopy.
Nanocellulose;transmission electron microscopy;scanning electron microscopy;sample preparation;
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