Special Issue "Nanotechnology in Clothing & Fabrics"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: nanomaterials & nanotechnology; nanoscience for renewable energy; synthesis and applications of nanomaterials; nanoparticle- and/or nanofiber-based materials
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Making clothing and fabric with nanoparticles or nanofibers allows the improvement of fabric properties without a significant increase in weight, thickness, or stiffness. For example, incorporating nano-whiskers into fabric used to make pants produces a lightweight water- and stain-repellent material. Selected companies involved in this fast-developing arena include Nano-Tex, Aspen Aerogel, BASF, and Nano-Horizons.
Some current applications include:
- Nano-whiskers that cause water to bead up, making the fabric water- and stain-resistant
- Silver nanoparticles in fabric that kill bacteria, making clothing resistant to odour
- Nanopores, providing superior insulation for shoe inserts in cold weather
- Nanoparticles that provide a droplet-repellent effect for fabric used in awnings and other construction structures left out in the weather, causing dirt to rinse off in the rain
- Nanowires to develop flexible capacitors for use in fabric
- Coating a fabric with nanoparticles for battery creation
- Solar cell fabric
- Honeycomb of polyurethane nanofibers for the creation of clothing that protects against hazardous chemicals
- Piezoelectric nanofibers that allow clothing to generate electricity through normal motions
- Form-fitting clothing made using fabric composed of proteins, this nanomaterial stretching as much as 1500% of its original size
- Electrospun nanofiber inclusion
- Cell response to nanoparticles
For this Special Issue contributions are solicited in, but not limited to, the above applications.
Dr. Muralidharan Paramsothy
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