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Nanomaterials for Functional Textiles and Fibers

Overview of attention for article published in Nanoscale Research Letters, December 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 1,051)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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1 blog
1 Wikipedia page


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Nanomaterials for Functional Textiles and Fibers
Published in
Nanoscale Research Letters, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s11671-015-1195-6
Pubmed ID

Pedro J. Rivero, Aitor Urrutia, Javier Goicoechea, Francisco J. Arregui


Nanoparticles are very interesting because of their surface properties, different from bulk materials. Such properties make possible to endow ordinary products with new functionalities. Their relatively low cost with respect to other nano-additives make them a promising choice for industrial mass-production systems. Nanoparticles of different kind of materials such as silver, titania, and zinc oxide have been used in the functionalization of fibers and fabrics achieving significantly improved products with new macroscopic properties. This article reviews the most relevant approaches for incorporating such nanoparticles into synthetic fibers used traditionally in the textile industry allowing to give a solution to traditional problems for textiles such as the microorganism growth onto fibers, flammability, robustness against ultraviolet radiation, and many others. In addition, the incorporation of such nanoparticles into special ultrathin fibers is also analyzed. In this field, electrospinning is a very promising technique that allows the fabrication of ultrathin fiber mats with an extraordinary control of their structure and properties, being an ideal alternative for applications such as wound healing or even functional membranes.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 376 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 376 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 66 18%
Student > Master 58 15%
Researcher 48 13%
Student > Bachelor 36 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 25 7%
Other 63 17%
Unknown 80 21%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 56 15%
Chemistry 49 13%
Materials Science 46 12%
Chemical Engineering 26 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 16 4%
Other 71 19%
Unknown 112 30%

Attention Score in Context

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