Special Issue "Advances in Electrofunctional Nanomaterials for Actuation, Sensing, and Smart Textiles"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanoelectronics, Nanosensors and Devices".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 260

Special Issue Editor

School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia
Interests: wearable technology; smart textiles; electromaterials; sensors; actuators; biomedical device; smart drug delivery; energy materials; carbon nanotubes; graphene; conducting polymers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As the demands for new configurations of electrofunctional nanomaterials continue to grow, novel approaches are being enabled by the advent of new electromaterials and novel fabrication strategies.

The combination of electrofunctional materials and textiles has led to the development of new capabilities in fabrics with the potential to change how athletes, patients, soldiers, first responders, and everyday consumers interact with their clothes and other garments. The current generation of wearable electronics constists typically of standalone devices that are separately worn or in some cases attached to the garment. The advent of new nanomaterial strategies is poised to create a significant opportunity for the seamlessly embedding of wearable electronics into the fabric. Therefore, new wearable technologies are expected to have a transformative impact on opportunities related to electronic textiles, energy storage, energy generation, sensing, actuation, and health monitoring applications.

This Special Issue, entitled "Advances in Electrofunctional Nanomaterials for Actuation, Sensing, and Smart Textiles”, is to possess observed growing interest in the design, fabrication, and application of electrofunctional nanomaterials for actuation, sensing, smart textiles and energy conversion uses in many fields. Energy harvesting/storage, actuators, force/pressure measurement, porosity or color variation, and sensors (movement, temperature, and chemicals) are just some of these functionalities.

Considering your prominent contributions to this interesting research field, I would like to cordially invite you to submit a paper to this Special Issue through the webpage of the journal. The manuscript should be submitted online before 30 December 2023. The submitted manuscripts will then be fast-track reviewed. I would very grateful if you make your interest in contributing a paper known at your earliest convenience. Research articles, review articles, perspectives, as well as communications and letters are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Javad Foroughi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • nanomaterials
  • conducting polymers
  • graphene
  • carbon nanotubes
  • wearable sensors
  • wearable electronics
  • energy conversion
  • smart textiles
  • actuators
  • wearable biomedical devices
  • textiles antenna
  • health monitoring

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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