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Recent progress of nanocellulose-based electroconductive materials and their applications as electronic devices(PDF)

Journal of Forestry Engineering[ISSN:2096-1359/CN:32-1862/S]

2018 No.03
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Recent progress of nanocellulose-based electroconductive materials and their applications as electronic devices
YANG Quanling12 YANG Junwei1 SHI Zhuqun3* XIANG Shujie1 XIONG Chuanxi1
1.School of Materials Science and Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China;
2.State Key Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou 510640, China;
3.School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Life Sciences, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan 430070, China
nanocellulose structure and property electroconductive materials modified treatment electronic device energy storage devices
In response to the global increasingly severe environmental pollution, resource shortage, and ecological damage, which have severely affected human's activity and health, in the past 40 years, renewable and environment-friendly biomass materials, such as cellulose, starch, soy protein isolate(SPI), lignin, and chitin, have received more and more attention. Cellulose is the most abundant biomass on earth and widely distributed in nature. It has the advantages of renewability, non-toxicity, biocompatibility, biodegradability, and derivable properties. Therefore, the cellulose is promising to be used as the potential replacement for petroleum-derived synthetic polymer plastics, which are non-biodegradable or carbon neutral and non-renewable. Nanocellulose is nanosized cellulose material that can be obtained from the physical, chemical, or biological treatment of cellulose fibrils. The nanocelluloses have recently attracted attention as nano-sized and bio-based materials prepared from abundant biomass resources. They are roughly categorized as cellulose nanofibrils(CNFs)and cellulose nanocrystals(CNCs)with high and low aspect ratios, respectively. The high mechanical strength and modulus, low coefficient of thermal expansion, superior gas-barrier properties, and high electrical resistivity make nanocellulose attractive in the application as electronic devices. Furthermore, the basic structures and properties of the nanocellulose are crucial to their design and manufacturing of products for emerging applications. Therefore, based on the introduction of the different dimensions and structures of the nanocellulose, this paper reviews the preparation of nanocellulose-based conductive materials, as well as their applications in the fields of electronic and energy storage devices. Two main methods commonly used to prepare nanocellulose-based conductive materials are modifing the nanocellulose with conductive materials, such as polyacetylene, polypyrrole(PPy), polyaniline(PANI), polythiophene(PTh)carbonizing the nanocellulose materials to make them conductivity. Moreover, two critical applications of nanocellulose-based materials are also presented: the green electronics(e.g., transistor, organic light-emitting diode(OLED), antennas, loudspeaker, actuator and touchscreen), as well as energy storage devices(e.g., lithium ion batteries, supercapacitors).


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