This research primarily focuses on analyzing the nanostructural properties of bamboo fibrous materials. Raw materials from bamboo in the form of pulp, fiber (filament) and fabric are studied for their physical and chemical properties at the nanoscale. Nanostructural properties of these materials are being studied using X-ray crystallography, Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). Bamboo’s chemical structure, crystalline percentage and atomic force structures are planned to be analyzed in this study. Comparison of these properties with other natural materials including wood pulp and other biodegradable substances will allow us to place bamboo on a relative sustainability scaling. Additional to gaining a fundamental understanding of bamboo fiber/material, this study also creates a ground to develop a measure for sustainability index.
|State||Published - Apr 2010|
|Event||SCREE 2010 - |
Duration: Apr 1 2010 → Apr 30 2010
|Period||04/1/10 → 04/30/10|