Conductive nanofibres and nanocoatings for smart textiles

Songmin Shang, W. Zeng

Research output: Chapter in book / Conference proceedingChapter in an edited book (as author)Academic researchpeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)


This chapter summarizes the recent application of nanotechnology in smart textiles. Two major technical applications, using nanosize fibre/fillers and employing specific nanocoating techniques to create smart textile, are reviewed. The existing functionality of textiles can be improved using nanotechnology, and it is also possible to manufacture smart textiles with entirely new properties or a combination of different functions.Nanotechnology can be used in textiles with a variety of methods. At the end of the chapter, the future development of nanotechnology for smart textiles is addressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultidisciplinary Know-How for Smart-Textiles Developers
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages37
ISBN (Print)9780857093424
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013


  • Conducting polymer
  • Conductive nanofibre
  • Nanocoating technology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Smart textiles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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