Generalized indirect fourier transformation as a valuable tool for the structural characterization of aqueous nanocrystalline cellulose suspensions by small angle X-ray scattering

Heike M.A. Ehmann, Stefan Spirk*, Aleš Doliška, Tamilselvan Mohan, Walter Gössler, Volker Ribitsch, Majda Sfiligoj-Smole, Karin Stana-Kleinschek

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Small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS) is employed to characterize the inner structure and shape of aqueous nanocrystalline cellulose suspensions using the generalized indirect Fourier transformation (GIFT). The use of the GIFT approach provides a single fitting procedure for the determination of intra- and interparticle interactions due to a simultaneous treatment of the form factor P(q) and the structure factor S(q). Moreover, GIFT allows for the determination of particle charges and polydispersity indices. As test material, aqueous nanocrystalline cellulose suspensions (aNCS) prepared by the H 2SO4 route have been investigated and characterized (SAXS, dynamic light scattering, zeta potential).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3740-3748
Number of pages9
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Surfaces and Interfaces
  • Spectroscopy
  • Electrochemistry

Fields of Expertise

  • Advanced Materials Science

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