Cellulose and Water

What we are doing…
    …is to explore interaction mechanisms of liquid and vaporous water with cellulosic materials.
    …is to use high end techniques to unravel changes in supramolecular structure.
    …is to exploit this knowledge to design better materials.



Who is doing that…
    …Katrin Niegelhell
    …Rupert Kargl



Who pays for it…



Where you can find more info...


  1. Heike M. A. Ehmann, Oliver Werzer, Stefan Pachmajer, Tamilselvan Mohan, Heinz Amenitsch, Roland Resel, Andreas Kornherr, Karin Stana-Kleinschek, Eero Kontturi, Stefan Spirk:
    "Surface-Sensitive Approach to Interpreting Supramolecular Rearrangements in Cellulose by Synchrotron Grazing Incidence Small-Angle X‑ray Scattering", ACS Macro Lett., 2015, 4, 713–716.
  2. David Reishofer, Stefan Spirk*:
    "Deuterium and cellulose – a comprehensive review", Adv. Polym. Sci., 2016, 271, 93-114.
  3. Mohan, Tamilselvan; Spirk, Stefan*; Kargl, Rupert; Doliska, Ales; Vesel, Alenka; Salzmann, Ingo; Resel, Roland; Ribitsch, Volker; Stana-Kleinschek, Karin:
    "Exploring the rearrangement of amorphous cellulose model thin films upon heat treatment", in Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 9807-9815.
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