Production Methods of Nanofibers for Smart Textiles

Nayak, R 2018, 'Production Methods of Nanofibers for Smart Textiles' in Nazire D Yilmaz (ed.) Smart Textiles, John Wiley & Sons, United States, pp. 303-346.

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Title Production Methods of Nanofibers for Smart Textiles
Author(s) Nayak, R
Year 2018
Title of book Smart Textiles
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Place of publication United States
Editor(s) Nazire D Yilmaz
Start page 303
End page 346
Subjects Textile and Fashion Design
Summary Over the last two decades, the demand for polymeric nanofibers has increased manifold for various applications in areas of smart textiles. Smart textiles are those textiles that can sense stimuli from the environment, react to them, and adapt to them by integration of functionalities in the textile structure. Nanofibers are increasingly used in smart textiles for sensing, self-cleaning, tissue engineering, communication, wearable computer, and medicine areas. There are several techniques that can be used for the fabrication of nanofibers for smart textile applications, which includes electrospinning, melt blowing, bicomponent spinning, force spinning, and flash spinning. Among these processes, electrospinning is the most popular technique used for producing nanofibers. This chapter discusses about the production methods used to fabricate nanofibers that can be utilized for smart textile applications. The differences among various processes and the recent research works on the fabrication of nanofibers for smart textile applications have also been discussed.
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Keyword(s) Nanofiber
melt spinning
wet spinning
force spinning
bicomponent spinning
flash spinning
ISBN 9781119460220
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