Development of New Materials for Textile Engineering

A special issue of Solids (ISSN 2673-6497).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 730

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Centre of Physics of Minho and Porto Universities, University of Minho, Azurém Campus, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: material science; nanotechnology; thin films; functionalized nanoscale and nanostructured materials and surfaces; photocatalytic coatings (thin films, nanoparticles) with self-cleaning, antifogging, air-purifying, and antibacterial functions; advanced characterization techniques
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Digital Transformation CoLab (DTx), Building 1, Campus Azurém, University of Minho, 4800-058 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: material and surface functionalization; micro- and nano-fiber production; wet spinning; electrospinning; polymer processing; phase-change materials; printed electronics; polymeric substrates; bio-based materials; nanomaterials; metal-based conductive inks and pastes; textile-based materials; reuse of textile wastes; antimicrobial textiles; bio-textiles; smart textiles

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Textile Engineering Department, Federal University of Rio, Grande do Norte, Natal 59078-970, Brazil
Interests: nanotechnology; graphene; thin films; quantum dots; photocatalysis; smart materials; nanomaterials; multifunctional materials; superhydrophobic; sensitive microcapsules; surface coatings

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, entitled "Development of New Materials for Textile Engineering", aims to publish theoretical and experimental studies as well as reviews related to the most recent and emerging research on textile engineering materials.

Several materials have been developed in the textile engineering field, both with a more sustainable approach and presenting new functionalities. Researchers have applied recycled materials and innovative functionalization processes, aiming at the incorporation of nano/microparticles, fibers and bio-based materials, which can also yield anti-microbial features, among others.

We hereby invite researchers to contribute original innovative research works that will foster the continuous development of advanced concepts for the benefit, in the short- and medium-term, of the scientific community and industrial sectors, with potential impact on specific market niches and end users. Articles dealing with, but not limited to, the following topical subheadings are deemed suitable for publication:

  • Reuse of textile wastes in the production of new value-added products;
  • Smart textiles and sensors;
  • Textiles with new capabilities (anti-microbial, etc.);
  • Incorporation and loading of nano/microparticles into/over textiles;
  • Advanced characterization of textiles;
  • Anti-microbial textiles;
  • Surface modification of textiles;
  • Biotextiles in biomedical and tissue engineering;
  • Development of new fibers by spinning techniques;
  • Photocatalytic and self-cleaning textiles;
  • Latent heat thermal energy storage including phase-change material (PCM) applications in textiles;
  • Application of chromogenic materials (including thermochromic) textiles;
  • Environmental and energy applications of bio-nanomaterials within textiles;
  • Applications and processes for the functionalization of micro/nanomaterials in textile substrates;
  • Textile applications in flexible electronics (printed sensors, actuators, capacitors).

Prof. Dr. Joaquim Carneiro
Dr. Natália Cândido Homem
Dr. José Heriberto Oliveira do Nascimento
Guest Editors

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  • smart textiles
  • antimicrobial textiles and fibers
  • photocatalytic materials
  • textile engineering
  • sustainable functionalization process
  • nanostructured and nanomaterials
  • environmental and energy applications of bionanomaterials
  • flexible electronics (sensors, actuators) and micro/nanomaterials in textiles

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