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Utilizing a combination of atomic layer deposition and dip-coating techniques, we have incorporated natural nanocellulose fibers into an inorganic matrix in order to create a layered hybrid inorganic–organic thin-film structure. Such layer-engineered hybrid materials with an unorthodox combination of components are highly potential candidates for exciting new properties. Here, we show a more than an order of magnitude reduction in the cross-plane thermal conductivity for ZnO thin films achieved with the regular inclusion of the cellulose nanofiber layers. We foresee that a similar approach as presented here for ZnO could also be applied to other inorganic materials based on earth-abundant elements to influence their thermal transport properties.
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- 3 Finished
01/04/2016 → 31/08/2019
Project: Academy of Finland: Strategic research funding
01/09/2015 → 31/08/2019
Project: Academy of Finland: Other research funding
Mustonen, O., Multia, J., Philip, A., Srivastava, D., Tripathi, T., Jin, H., Khayyami, A., Thomas, C., Ahvenniemi, E., Heiska, J., Medina, E., Ghazy, A., Hagen, D., Lepikko, S., Karppinen, M., Aleksandrova, I., Haggren, A., Nisula, M., Johansson, L., Tiittanen, T., Giedraityte, Z., Krahl, F., Marin, G., Safdar, M., Chou, T. & Niemelä, J.
23/12/2013 → 31/01/2019
Project: EU: ERC grants