Biodegradable Computer Chips Made From Wood
Cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs), which are generated from abundant, environmentally friendly natural plant resources, display numerous interesting properties, such as outstanding mechanical strength, negligible light scattering, and low thermal expansion. These nanofibers are usually created by mechanical fibrillation or chemical oxidation of pulp fibers. CNFs are in a broad range of fields, such as special printing, package, medical carriers, filtration, polymeric reinforcement, energy storage, and electronics or display substrates. Recently, Forest Service scientists demonstrated that CNF films can potentially serve as substrates for portable green electronics substrates due to their good mechanical properties, low thermal expansion, flexibility, and biodegradability.
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