Polymer-Based Smart Textiles: Synthesis, Characterization and Application, 2nd Edition

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart and Functional Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 | Viewed by 195

Special Issue Editors

College of Textiles, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
Interests: flexible textile electronics; printing electronics on textiles; design and formation technology of specialized yarn and woven fabric
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai, China
Interests: UV nano-silver conductive ink; wearable RFID tags; textile-based electronics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to launch the second edition of this Special Issue of the journal Polymers, “Polymer-Based Smart Textiles: Synthesis, Characterization and Application, 2nd Edition”.

The ever-growing demand for portable and wearable electronics has driven considerable interest in smart textiles. In terms of their characteristics of flexibility, washability, and durability, smart textiles are excellent candidates to deliver electronic functions, such as sensing, healthcare monitoring, radio frequency identification, and energy harvesting, to each part of the human body via the integration of electronic devices into textiles. Smart textile sources are abundant and have a range of material types and manufacturing methods—from functional polymers/inks to fibers/yarn/fabric-like structures, and from traditional approaches to one-step coating and printing technology. Innovation solutions are necessary to ensure that smart textiles achieve electrical stability in environmental conditions and have enough durability against mechanical forces. In recent years, the number of publications related to smart textiles has increased, suggesting the importance and impact of smart textiles in the flexible electronics field. 

This Special Issue aims to gather high-quality original research works and specialized review articles on the synthesis, characterization, and application of polymeric textiles to provide comprehensive coverage of this dynamic interdisciplinary field.

Dr. Jiyong Hu
Dr. Hong Hong
Guest Editors

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  • textronics
  • energy harvesting
  • smart textile material
  • textile computation
  • interactive textiles
  • structure
  • manufacturing
  • aging
  • measurement
  • polymer technology

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