Probing the lignin nanomechanical properties and lignin-lignin interactions using the atomic force microscopy

Miodrag Micic, Ivan Benitez, Melanie Ruano, Melissa Mavers, Milorad Jeremic, Ksenija Radotic, Vincent T. Moy, Roger Leblanc

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By combining atomic force microscopy (AFM) force and environmental scanning electron microscopies (ESEMs), herein we present an evidence for the existence of strong intermolecular forces, which are responsible for holding lignin globules together in higher ordered structures. Based on this observation, we provide a support for the hypothesis that lignin globules consist of at least two individual spherical layers, with space in between filled with solvent or gas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalChemical Physics Letters
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Oct 19 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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