Microstructure defines the electroconductive and mechanical performance of plant-derived renewable carbon fiber. Academic Article uri icon


  • A plant-derived lignin polymer has been sought-after as a low-cost carbon fiber (CF) precursor, but the underlying mechanisms defining CF performances are still elusive. This study revealed that both the electroconductive and mechanical performances of lignin-based CF were synergistically improved by enhancing the microstructures through modifying the lignin chemistry, which paved a pathway to holistically improve the lignin CF quality.

published proceedings

  • Chem Commun (Camb)

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, Q., Hu, C., Clarke, H., Li, M., Shamberger, P., Wu, W., & Yuan, J. S.

citation count

  • 6

complete list of authors

  • Li, Qiang||Hu, Cheng||Clarke, Heidi||Li, Mengjie||Shamberger, Patrick||Wu, Wenhao||Yuan, Joshua S

publication date

  • October 2019