Nanomaterials for defense applications

Uday Turaga, Vinitkumar Singh, Muralidhar Lalagiri, Paul Kiekens, Seshadri S. Ramkumar

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Nanotechnology has found a number of applications in electronics and healthcare. Within the textile field, applications of nanotechnology have been limited to filters, protective liners for chemical and biological clothing and nanocoatings. This chapter presents an overview of the applications of nanomaterials such as nanofibers and nanoparticles that are of use to military and industrial sectors. An effort has been made to categorize nanofibers based on the method of production. This chapter particularly focuses on a few latest developments that have taken place with regard to the application of nanomaterials such as metal oxides in the defense arena.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Textiles and Clothing for Ballistic and NBC Protection
Subtitle of host publicationTechnology at the Cutting Edge
EditorsPaul Kiekens, Sundaresan Jayaraman
Number of pages22
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameNATO Science for Peace and Security Series B: Physics and Biophysics
ISSN (Print)1874-6500


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