University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) - Research portal

Logo BOKU Resarch Portal

Selected Publication:

Gusenbauer, C; Nypelo, T; Jakob, DS; Xu, XJG; Vezenov, DV; Asaadi, S; Sixta, H; Konnerth, J.
(2020): Differences in surface chemistry of regenerated lignocellulose fibers determined by chemically sensitive scanning probe microscopy
INT J BIOL MACROMOL. 2020; 165: 2520-2527. FullText FullText_BOKU

Tuning the composition of regenerated lignocellulosic fibers in the production process enables targeting of specific material properties. In composite materials, such properties could be manipulated by controlled heterogeneous distribution of chemical components of regenerated fibers. This attribute requires a visualization method to show their inherent chemical characteristics. We compared complementary microscopic techniques to analyze the surface chemistry of four differently tuned regenerated lignocellulosic fibers. Adhesion properties were visualized with chemical force microscopy and showed contrasts towards hydrophilic and hydrophobic atomic force microscopy tips. Fibers containing xylan showed heterogeneous adhesion properties within the fiber structure towards hydrophilic tips. Additionally, peak force infraredmicroscopymapped spectroscopic contrasts with nanometer resolution and provided point infrared spectra, which were consistent to classical infrared microscopy data. With this setup, infrared signals with a spatial resolution below 20 nm reveal chemical gradients in specific fiber types. (C) 2020 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Gusenbauer Claudia
Konnerth Johannes
BOKU Gendermonitor:

Find related publications in this database (Keywords)
Atomic force microscopy

© BOKU Wien Imprint