Auxetic materials and their potential applications in textiles

Zhengyue Wang, Hong Hu

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

130 Citations (Scopus)


Auxetic materials are a kind of non-conventional materials having negative Poisson's ratio. They laterally expand when stretched or laterally shrink when compressed. Compared to conventional materials, auxetic materials have a number of enhanced properties that could be very interesting for some special applications. This paper reviews the latest achievements in auxetic materials, including their properties, structures and applications. A special discussion on their potential applications in textiles is also made. It is expected that this review could provide some useful information for the future development of auxetic textile materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1600-1611
Number of pages12
JournalTextile Research Journal
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • auxetic material
  • auxetic textiles
  • geometrical arrangement
  • negative Poisson's ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Polymers and Plastics


Dive into the research topics of 'Auxetic materials and their potential applications in textiles'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this