TY - JOUR T1 - Properties of Biocomposite Fibers from Cellulose Nanowhiskers and Cellulose Matrix JO - Journal of Fiber Bioengineering and Informatics VL - 2 SP - 207 EP - 215 PY - 2012 DA - 2012/05 SN - 5 DO - http://doi.org/10.3993/jfbi06201209 UR - https://global-sci.org/intro/article_detail/jfbi/4875.html KW - Cellulose KW - Cellulose Nanowhiskers KW - Self-reinforced KW - Biocomposite Fibers KW - Interfacial Interaction AB - A series of self-reinforced, biocomposite fibers were successfully fabricated using Cellulose Nanowhiskers (CNWs) and cellulose matrix isolated from mulberry branch bark by wet spinning. The obtained CNWs have a diameter of about 20 nm and a length of 300-400 nm. The hybrid solutions containing less than 9 wt% CNWs were miscible according to the rheological curves. Specially, the synergistic interactions between fillers and matrix play a key role in reinforcing the composite fibers. The tensile strength and Young's modulus of composite fibers at 65% relative humidity increased from 172 to 571 MPa and 2.06 to 4.15 GPa with increasing CNWs content from 0 to 9 wt%.