New publication: Triggering the Aqueous Interparticle Association of γ‒Al2O3 Hierarchical Assemblies Using Divalent Cations and Cellulose Nanofibers.
We successfully prepared stable aqueous suspensions, containing hierarchically assembled, mesoporous γ‒Al2O3 particles with high surface area. Addition of divalent cations such as Mg2+ or Ca2+ or cellulose nanofibers triggered a formation of various interparticle associations, which hindered or even prevented sedimentation. Preparation of such suspensions is especially important for preparation of advanced, porous ceramic materials relevant in catalysis and adsorption. The work was published in the leading scientific publication dealing with ceramic materials Journal of the European Ceramic Society.