Plant Cell Components in 2D - Kasvin soluseinän komponentit 2D pinnoilla

  • Kontturi, Eero (Principal investigator)
  • Salminen, Reeta (Project Member)

Project Details


The project is a fundamental effort to survey the behaviour of plant polymers in a confined 2-dimensional space, for example, on a flat surface. Emphasis is set on interfacial phenomena.

Key findings

1. New method to produce cellulose nanocrystals via an interfacial gas/solid reaction.
2. Tuning the polymorphic transition of cellulose via surface-induced effects.
3. Several new functional materials discovered via interfacial interactions.


The project focuses on building 2-dimensional materials on flat surfaces from plant components, mainly its polymers called cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin. This is enabled by the current advances in nanotechnology and isolation of different plant components from its cell wall. The possibility of utilising the 2D materials like thin films for functional materials such as sensors, is also being explored.
Short titleKontturi Eero / 2D
Effective start/end date01/09/201530/08/2017


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