Nanotechnology has been incorporated into a wide range of garments to improve the durability of clothing / apparel and create new properties for a special end-used application. It also incorporates wearable electronics into clothing to make it smarter. Smart nano-textiles refers to the uses and integration of smart nanocoatings, nanosensors and nanodevices in multifunctional textiles, since they are both low cost and have low power consumption. Various organic and inorganic nanomaterials can be used in garments to improve their properties and create new properties such as anti-bacterial, superhydrophobic, auto-cleaning, self-cleaning, stain repellent, wrinkle-free, static eliminating, fire resistant and electrically conductive properties.
This book focuses on the fundamental concepts and approaches for the preparation of smart nanotextiles, their properties, and their applications in multifarious industries, including smart garments, biomedicine, construction/building materials, energy conversion/storage, automotive/aerospace industries and agriculture.
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Table of Contents
PART 1: FUNDAMENTALS 1. Smart nano-textiles: An introduction 2. Advanced characterization techniques for textiles 3. Methods for design and fabrication of nanosensors used in textiles 4. Methods for design and fabrication of nanodevices used in textiles 5. Nanosensors for passive smart textiles 6. Nanosensors and nanodevices for active smart textiles 7. Mathematical modeling and simulation of smart textiles
PART 2: APPLICATIONS 8. Water and oil repellent textiles 9. Nanobased antibacterial textiles 10. Smart electronic yarns and wearable fabrics for human biomonitoring 11. Organic electronics on natural cotton fibres 12. Electroconductive cotton textiles using graphene 13. Carbon coated textiles for flexible energy storage 14. Nanopatterned textile-based wearable triboelectric nanogenerator 15. Highly sensitive biosensors from textiles 16. Soft capacitor fibers using conductive polymers for electronic textiles 17. Flexible fiber batteries 18. Design transforming dress based on pneumatic systems 19. Structures of novel antimicrobial agents for textiles 20. Color-changing and color-tunable photonic bandgap fiber textiles 21. Smart and electronic textiles 22. Smart textiles in healthcare 23. Light emitting textiles for photodynamic therapy textiles 24. Textile nano-antennas 25. Flexible photovoltaic cells embedded into textile structures 26. Textiles for flexible solar cells and 3D printable materials
PART 3: ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS AND FUTURE SCOPES 27. Environmental impacts 28. Future scopes and current applications of smart-nanotextiles
AuthorsAndrea Ehrmann Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Andrea Ehrmann is Professor of Measurement Technology, Physics and Textile Technologies at Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany. Her research focuses on the 3D printing of textile materials. Tuan Anh Nguyen Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen is Senior Principal Research Scientist, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam. His research activities include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and smart sensors/devices. He is Editor-In-Chief of Kenkyu Journal of Nanotechnology & Nanoscience.Phuong Nguyen Tri Professor, Departement de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Phuong Nguyen-Tri is a Professor in the D�partement de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique at the Universit� du Qu�bec � Trois-Rivi�res in Trois-Rivi�res, Quebec, Canada. He is the founder of the Laboratory of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment at the Universit� du Qu�bec � Trois-Rivi�res. He holds an M.Sc. degree from �cole Nationale Sup�rieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, France and a Ph.D. degree in Material Sciences from the Conservatoire National des Arts et M�tiers in Paris, France in 2009. He worked for two years (2009-2011) as a non-tenure track Assistant Professor in the Department of Industrial Polymers (now Laboratoire Proc�d�s et Ing�nierie en M�canique et Mat�riaux, Paris) at the Conservatoire National des Arts et M�tiers in Paris. During 2011-2015, he worked in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the �cole de Technologie Sup�rieure �TS, Montr�al, Canada as a researcher for the Research Chair in Protective Materials and Equipment for Occupational Health and Safety. From 2015 to 2019, Dr. Nguyen-Tri worked as a Research Officer in the Department of Chemistry at the Universit� de Montr�al, Canada before accepting a professorship position at the Universit� du Qu�bec � Trois-Rivi�res. His main research interests are in nanomaterials, hybrid nanoparticles, smart coatings, polymer crystallization, polymer blends and composites. Dr. Nguyen-Tri has edited 11 books (including 8 books by Elsevier). He has served as an Editor of many special issues in the ISI indexed journals. Dr. Nguyen-Tri is an Editorial Board Member for journals including RSEM, PLoS One (PNAS) and SN Applied Science (Springer).