Stad: Stockholm

Paper Water Interactions

Moisture sorption and swelling Water sorption and paper structure Influence of temperature and water on mechanical properties Interactions of fibres and water – product demands Influence of moisture on mechanosorptive creep


The course contains 4 topics covering the following: History and development of nanocelluloses (NC). Knowledge of the structure of the fibre wall and the overall link to nanocellulose extraction. Different types of NCs, their colloidal properties and essential characterization techniques. Materials and applications from nanocellulose.

Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) for Polymer- and Forest-based materials

This course is designed to provide the background, fundamental concepts, and practical knowledge of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) in its relation to polymer- and forest-based materials. Doctoral students of this course will learn from experts in the field, get hands-on experience preparing samples, operating various AFM imaging modes and analysing AFM data. Following this course …

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NMR Spectroscopy introduction level

The course contains 5 topics covering the followings Basic principles of NMR spectroscopy, the spectrometer Spectral parameters (chemical shift, couplings) Relaxation, 13C-NMR, Polarization transfer experiments, Nuclear Overhauser Effect (NOE) 2D-NMR spectroscopy, Protocol for routine structure determination Dynamic NMR Spectroscopy Additional to the lectures a significant amount of time will be spent on solving problems and …

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Paper surfaces – Characterisation and properties

Surface chemistry of paper Surface chemistry of paper Surface topography Pore structure Surface characterization techniques Light scattering and paper gloss – Effect of surface properties Wettability, capillarity, spreading, special focus on short term wetting Mechanical properties (incl. fracture mechanics) of coating layers Ink–substrate interaction