Nanofibers and Nanotechnology in Textiles

P. Brown, K. Stevens

October 18, 2007 by CRC Press
Reference - 528 Pages
ISBN 9781420044492 - CAT# WP4449

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  • Demonstrates how nanotechnology is revolutionizing the world of materials
  • Explains a new generation of textile fibers that have a wide range of applications
  • Examines how to improve polymer properties


Written by a panel of experts drawn form industry and academia, this book reviews the impact of nanotechnology on the development of a new generation of textile fibers with enhanced functionality and a wide range of applications. It explores nanofiber production, discussing how different fiber types can be produced using electrospinning techniques. The book analyses the production and properties of carbon nanotubes and polymer nanocomposites and their applications in such areas as aerospace engineering. It covers ways of using nanotechnology to improve polymer properties such as thermal stability and dyeability and the use of nanotechnology to modify textile surfaces.

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