June 13 - 17, 2022 | Helsinki Finland

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Workshop Set for TAPPI Nano 2022! 

Take your TAPPI Nano experience to the next level by joining us Monday, 13 June 2022 for this workshop. 

CNM Characterization Workshop – Primary Characterization

13:30 – 16:00

Workshop Overview:

For the advancement in understanding, process optimization, and utilization of cellulose nanomaterials (CNMs) it is critical to use characterization measurement protocols that give consistent, reliable and accurate results. However, because of the exponential growth in interest/activity in CNMs, much of the development of these measurement protocols have been outpaced. This 2 1/2 hour workshop helps to address this gap by providing summaries/outlines details the best practices and limitations for several techniques/methods typically used for the characterization of CNMs, in particular, surface charge, surface characterization, crystallinity determination and mechanical properties. Each topic will be covered by experts in the field for the given technique, with the purpose to inform the audience why one should consider using a given technique (e.g., use “this” technique for “that” reason”), then provide a detailed best practice for the technique (e.g., here is the proper way to do “this” technique). Where possible examples have been given to highlight how “this” technique shows “these” data on “these” CNMs. Throughout the workshop, specific comments are made regarding any differentiation in the characterization of CNC versus CNF. 

Workshop Outline:

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in industry or academia who is a beginner/novice in conducting standard materials characterization of CNMs. The presentation style and content for this year’s workshop is similar to that given at Nano 2018 and Nano 2019, however, there are notable updates in charge titration, and new topic on surface characterization.    

 Workshop Faculty:

 Robert Moon, USDA Forest Service - Forest Products Laboratory  Johan Foster, UBC


Workshop Fee*:

*Separate Registration Required