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Monodisperse Highly Ordered and Polydisperse Biobased Solid Foams

  • Sébastien Andrieux
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Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 125-137

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses the synthesis of chitosan-based solid foams using foam templating. Solid foams with pore sizes between a few micrometres and a few millimetres are widely used in a range of established and emerging applications, including filtration, catalysis, sound and thermal insulation, human protection, and tissue engineering. They are lightweight with large surface-to-volume ratios, and have excellent mechanical, acoustic, and thermal properties. However, most foaming processes are extremely complex, and there remains a lack of sound scientific understanding of—and therefore control over—the parameters that determine the properties of the material. One route towards tailor-made solid foams is liquid foam templating, where the liquid foam is generated first (with the desired structure) before being solidified into a solid foam with the desired structure. This book describes how liquid foam templating can be used to synthesise monodisperse solid foams as well as solid foams with a tuneable polydispersity.

Keywords

Foam Templating Chitosan Monodisperse Foams Biobased Materials Monodisperse Scaffolds Microfluidic Foaming Hydrogel Foams

Authors and affiliations

  • Sébastien Andrieux
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  1. 1.Institut Charles Sadron (UPR22—CNRS)StrasbourgFrance

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