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Production of green nanomaterials
conference contributionposted on 2010-01-01, 00:00 authored by Takuya Tsuzuki, Liyuan Zhang, R Rana, Q Liu, Xungai Wang
While our awareness towards sustainable society and environment grows, the importance of ‘green’ materials and manufacturing is gaining significant recognition. We have demonstrated that naturally-occurring fibers as renewable raw materials can be converted into nanoparticles and nano fibers using simple top-down methods without introducing hazardous chemicals. This new class of green nanomaterials will have a wide range of environmental and biomedical applications owing to the inherent biocompatible, biodegradable and carbon-neutral nature.