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Functional Fibers, Composites and Textiles Utilizing Photothermal and Joule Heating

School of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Institute of Energy-Converting Soft Materials, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 06974, Korea
Polymers 2020, 12(1), 189; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym12010189
Received: 14 November 2019 / Revised: 11 December 2019 / Accepted: 6 January 2020 / Published: 10 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovative Functional Textiles)
This review focuses on the mechanism of adjusting the thermal environment surrounding the human body via textiles. Recently highlighted technologies for thermal management are based on the photothermal conversion principle and Joule heating for wearable electronics. Recent innovations in this technology are described, with a focus on reports in the last three years and are categorized into three subjects: (1) thermal management technologies of a passive type using light irradiation of the outside environment (photothermal heating), (2) those of an active type employing external electrical circuits (Joule heating), and (3) biomimetic structures. Fibers and textiles from the design of fibers and textiles perspective are also discussed with suggestions for future directions to maximize thermal storage and to minimize heat loss. View Full-Text
Keywords: photothermal conversion; Joule heating; reduced tungsten oxide; tungsten bronzes; conjugated polymer nanomaterials; silver nanowires; smart textiles photothermal conversion; Joule heating; reduced tungsten oxide; tungsten bronzes; conjugated polymer nanomaterials; silver nanowires; smart textiles
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Park, J. Functional Fibers, Composites and Textiles Utilizing Photothermal and Joule Heating. Polymers 2020, 12, 189.

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