Functionalized nanocellulose particles for printed electronics
The aim of the project is to develop a cellulose-based redox active material suitable for printed electronic components. Incorporation of redox functionality into fabricated nanocellulose particles (< 100 μm) with high strength and extensive charge and accessible surface area is investigated. The LbL coating technique provides one possible way of functionalizing the particles by adsorption of radical carrying redox active polymers into the porous particles. Direct covalent attachment of radical carrying groups to the cellulose surface is also investigated.
The properties of the redox-functionalized particles and their usability in manufacturing printed electrical components are studied.