Firozbabu, K. and Narayanan, T.N. and Anbukulandainathan, M. (2014) Molecular Motions Aided Thermally Responsive Biocompatible Textile Pads. Advanced Materials Interfaces , 1. p. 1300139.

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Development of smart and intelligent textiles (fabrics) is sought after for tremendous applications ranging from textile industries to robotic engineering. [1–5] Synergy of textile chemistry and polymer engineering can leads to the development of such smart and functional composite materials. Moreover, such a synergy can also bring mechanical fl exibility, strength and thermal stability to the designed fabrics. Thermally responsive polymer (TRP) composites are one such class of materials where the polymers can respond to external thermal stimuli causing molecular level global or local dimensional changes. Different types of TRPs in the forms of solution (liquid), fi bres, foams, and fi lms were demonstrated in the recent past. [6–8] Dimensional changes happening in these TRPs can be incorporated to the fabrics for making smart woven and nonwoven textiles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Molecular motion; thermal responsiveness
Subjects: Electroorganic
Depositing User: Dr. N Meyyappan
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2014 11:05
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2014 11:05

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