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Mesoporous Paper

Contributor: Liangbing Hu

A highly transparent paper made of 100% wood cellulose fibers.

Research Insights

The unusual scaling behavior together with the tailor-able mesoporous structures made it possible to affect both the mechanical and optical properties in cellulose nanopaper.

Science Impact

Affordable transparent paper with mesoporous structures of designed properties enables "green" electronics revolution in systems and devices.

Collaborators

Liangbing Hu, John Cumings, Gary W. Rubloff & Robert Briber - Department of Materials Science & Engineering, UMD; Teng Li & Bao Yang - Department of Mechanical Engineering, UMD; Jeremy Munday - Department of Electrical Engineering, UMD; Sangbok Lee & Yuhuang Wang - Department of Chemistry, UMD; Howard Wang-NIST; Jinsong Huang- Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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