Reference materials for the study of polymorphism and crystallinity in cellulosics

T. G. Fawcett, C. E. Crowder, S. N. Kabekkodu, F. Needham, J. A. Kaduk, T. N. Blanton, V. Petkov, E. Bucher, R. Shpanchenko

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Eighty specimens of cellulosic materials were analyzed over a period of several years to study the diffraction characteristics resulting from polymorphism, crystallinity, and chemical substitution. The aim of the study was to produce and verify the quality of reference data useful for the diffraction analyses of cellulosic materials. These reference data can be used for material identification, polymorphism, and crystallinity measurements. Overall 13 new references have been characterized for publication in the Powder Diffraction File (PDF) and several others are in the process of publication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)18-31
Number of pages14
JournalPowder Diffraction
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013


  • Cellulose
  • Crystallinity
  • PDF
  • Polymorphism
  • Reference materials


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