Structure Characterisation

Updated: 2013-01-16 | Print

PFI supports the industry with the tools for effective and detailed characterisation and quantification of several cellulose-based structures such as fibrils, fibre, paper, packaging and composites.

Advanced depicting techniques and analysis tools for 2D and 3D structural characterisation have been developed and applied. PFI has experience and expertise with methods covering a wide range of structure sizes, from the macro to the sub-nano level and based on:

  • Scanners 
  • Light microsocopy
  • Laser profilometry 
  • State of the art scanning electron microscopy
  • Atomic force microscopy
  • Optical devices
  • X-ray microtomography
  • Advanced ion-milling equipment
  • Computerized image analysis



As part of the Characterisation activities at PFI, two training courses about characterisation of nanocellulose materials have been performed;

2011 - Characterisation of nano-structured materials.

2012 - Advanced nano-characterisation of nanocellulose materials