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The MRS Symposium Proceeding series is an internationally recognised reference suitable for researchers and practitioners.
Table of Contents
Preface; Acknowledgments; Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings; Part I. Wood and Polymer Composites: 1. Materials science of lignocellulosics; 2. Lignins: structure and distribution in wood and pulp ; 3. Molecular weight and molecular weight distribution of kraft lignins; 4. A new emphasis in strategies for developing lignin-based plastics; 5. Interfacial aspects of reinforcement of wood by mineral fibers; 6. Composite systems of lignocullulosics with synthetic polymers; 7. Extruded wood-flour polypropylene composites: effect of a maleated polypropylene coupling agent on filler-matrix bonding and properties; 8. UV-visible response of kraft lignin in soft wood black liquor; Part II. Fiber/Fiber Interactions: 9. The structures of cellulose; 10. Micromechanics models for predicting the elastic and strength behavior of paper materials; 11. Effects of azidosilane treatments of wood and cellulose fiber surfaces on adhesion to polypropylene; 12. Fibre quality factors in papermaking - I, the importance of fibre length and strength; 13. Fibre quality factors in papermaking - I, the importance of fibre coarseness; 14. The differences between sonically and mechanically determined elastic moduli of paper; 15. Dependence of fiber/fiber bonding on some papermaking variables; Part III. Fiber/Water Interactions: 16. The structure and properties of vicinal water; 17. On the interaction between moisture and wood fibre materials; 18. Model study of paper elasticity and drying restraints; 19. Tensile creep of paperboard - effect of humidity change rates; 20. Effect of synthetic fiber and binder addition on the strength losses associated with corrugating medium; 21. Chitosan-coated fibers for use in papermaking; 22. Continuum models for the mechanical response of paper and paper composites: past present, and future; Part IV. Papermaking and Coating Processes: 23. Paper making furnish as a composite blend. Some wet end interactions among furnish ingredients; 24. A mechanism for the formation of paper from a heterogeneous fiber-water mix; 25. Polyaluminium hydroxychloride application in neutral pH rosin sizing of paper; 26. Paper coatings: high performance composites?; 27. An investigation of factors effecting coating structure; 28. Fabrication of composite materials from fibrous precursors using paper making procedures; Part V. Surface Interactions/Fillers and Pigments: 29. The inter-relationship between paper structure and print quality in ink jet printing; 30. Preparation of in situ magnetically loaded cellulose; 31. The performance of precipitated calcium carbonate fillers in fine quality printing and writing papers; 32. Novel catatonic pigmentary materials and their use; Part VI. Late Abstract Accepted: 33. Application of suface science techniques to the understanding of the colloidal properties of papermaking materials; Author index; Subject index; Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings.