Modified cellulose morphologies and its composites; SEM and TEM analysis

Parakalan Krishnamachari, Raed Hashaikeh, Mike Tiner

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The complex, multi-level super molecular architecture of cellulose has been the subject of interest for several decades. The mechanical, physical, and environmental properties of cellulose depend on the molecular, supramolecular and morphological structure of the cellulose. This paper gives a brief overview to micro structural analysis of cellulose, as studied using transmission electron microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The application of these techniques to study the diverse morphology of cellulose and its composites is illustrated using several examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)751-761
Number of pages11
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 2011


  • Cellulose
  • Composites
  • Morphology
  • SEM
  • TEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Structural Biology
  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy
  • Cell Biology


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