Lignin blend films
Objective of the project is to realize lignins in blend films. Local compositional fluctuation in miscible polymer blends aids phase separation that can be captured in thin films. In the case of natural polymers, polydisperse molecular weight can aid separation or provoke multiple phase separation. Blend films from native lignins are so far challenged by limited solubility and unpredictable phase separation event. The project contributes to lignin heterogeneity/solubility knowledge and translating molecular characteristics to material functions.