Nano related research in fibres and textiles

Lin, Tong and Wang, Xungai 2009, Nano related research in fibres and textiles, International journal of nanotechnology, vol. 6, no. 5-6, pp. 579-598.

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Title Nano related research in fibres and textiles
Author(s) Lin, Tong
Wang, Xungai
Journal name International journal of nanotechnology
Volume number 6
Issue number 5-6
Start page 579
End page 598
Total pages 20
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Place of publication Olney, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 1475-7435
1741-8151
Keyword(s) nanotechnology
nanofibre
fibre science
Summary With the increasing hype surrounding what nanotechnology can actually deliver, research emphasis in this area needs to be placed on how nanotechnology can bring tangible benefits to existing industries and ordinary consumers. This paper gives selected examples of real world applications of nano-structured materials, including nano fibrous and particulate materials. It reviews recent research into nano-structured surface coating of textile substrates for enhanced functionalities, and the development of fine and uniform nanofibres for advanced applications. Emphasis has been placed on relevant research activities in the Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation at Deakin University, Australia. In the nano-structured surface coating area, several examples of enhancing fabric performance and functionality are provided, including silica coating for photochromic textiles, superhydrophobic surface coating and transparent ZnO coating to reduce colour fading of textiles exposed to UV radiation. In the nanofibre area, these activities include: elimination of beaded fibres without increasing the average diameter of the electrospun nanofibres, electrospinning of side-by-side bi-component nanofibres, new insight into the evolution of fibre morphology in electrospinning and the electrospinning technology itself.
Language eng
Field of Research 091012 Textile Technology
Socio Economic Objective 869999 Manufacturing not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Inderscience Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024615

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Centre for Material and Fibre Innovation
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