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Interface Engineering of Natural Fibre Composites for Maximum Performance by N Zafeiropoulos

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Electrokinetic characterisation of interfacial properties of natural fibres

K.K.C. Ho and A. Bismarck,     Imperial College London, UK

Abstract:

The benefits of electrokinetic measurements in the study of electrostatic interface forces and electrokinetic surface properties for many industrial, biological and medical applications are reviewed. Measuring ζ-potentials is a useful tool for the characterisation of natural fibres, including acid/base surface characterisation, and evaluating the relative acid/base strength as well as the swelling behaviour of natural fibres.

Key words

natural fibres

electrochemical double layer

ζ-potential

electrokinetic analysis

surface analysis

interfaces

7.1 Introduction

The qualitative and quantitative ...

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