CNM Characterization Workshop – Primary Characterization
Separate registration is required.
Johan Foster, University of British Columbia
Robert Moon, US Forest Products Laboratory
When: Monday, 8 June 13:00-15:30
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 2.5 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 surface charge, surface characterization, 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.
- Know your starting CNC material
- Know your starting CNF material
- Charge titration
- Surface characterization
- Crystallinity determination
- Mechanical properties of nanocomposite
- How and what to report
- to help standardize CNM descriptions in scientific publications, a “checklist” of characterization information that should be reported in scientific publications
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 Nano2018 and Nano2019, however, there are notable updates in charge titration, and new topic on surface characterization.
- Member = $160
- Nonmember = $220