Nanosensors and Nanodevices for Smart Multifunctional Textiles

Nanosensors and Nanodevices for Smart Multifunctional Textiles

1st Edition - September 16, 2020

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  • Editors: Andrea Ehrman, Tuan Nguyen, Phuong Nguyen Tri
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128207772
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209417

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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.

Key Features

  • Shows how nanotechnology is being used to be able to enhance textiles with smart properties, including anti-bacterial, superhydrophobic and auto-cleaning
  • Explores which nanomaterial types are most compatible with particular textile classes
  • Assesses the major challenges of integrating nanosensors and nanodevices into textiles


Materials scientists and engineers working in the fields of sensing and textiles

Table of Contents

    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

    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

    27. Environmental impacts
    28. Future scopes and current applications of smart-nanotextiles

Product details

  • No. of pages: 390
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2020
  • Published: September 16, 2020
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128207772
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128209417

About the Editors

Andrea Ehrman

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Tuan Nguyen

Dr. Tuan Anh Nguyen is a Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. He received his BSc in Physics from Hanoi University in 1992 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Paris Diderot University (France) in 2003. He was a Visiting Scientist at Seoul National University (South Korea, 2004) and University of Wollongong (Australia, 2005). He then worked as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Research Scientist at the Montana State University (USA, 2006-2009). His research interests include smart coatings, conducting polymers, corrosion and protection of metals/concrete, antibacterial materials, and advanced nanomaterials.

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Research Scientist at the Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam

Phuong Nguyen Tri

Dr. Phuong Nguyen-Tri is a Professor in the Département de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada. He is the founder of the Laboratory of Advanced Materials for Energy and Environment at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. He holds an M.Sc. degree from École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Mulhouse, France and a Ph.D. degree in Material Sciences from the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers 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 Procédés et Ingénierie en Mécanique et Matériaux, Paris) at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in Paris. During 2011-2015, he worked in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the École de Technologie Supérieure ÉTS, Montréal, 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 Université de Montréal, Canada before accepting a professorship position at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. 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).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Departement de Chimie, Biochimie et Physique, Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada

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