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|Title:||Mechanically robust, responsive composite membrane for a thermoregulating textile||Authors:||Jahid, MA
|Issue Date:||2020||Source:||ACS omega, 3 Mar. 2020, v. 5, no. 8, p. 3899-3907||Abstract:||The human body releases heat via four mechanisms: conduction, convection, evaporation, and radiation. The normal core temperature of the human body is around 37 degrees C, and metabolism may be negatively affected and enzymes/proteins may be destroyed if the core temperature rises above 45 degrees C. To prevent such overheating, we developed an evaporative-radiative-convective fabric which can control the personal microclimate of the human body through a cooling mechanism (evaporation of perspiration, air convection, and emission of heat radiation directly into the environment). In this work, we fabricated a thermo-moisture sensitive polyurethane/silica aerogel composite membrane which showed super evaporative and radiative effects and which can facilitate the convection process in the human body. We also fabricated a sensitive membrane-based textile which can cool down the human body by releasing body heat. The developed material possessed robust mechanical properties for the longevity of the material, high water-evaporative ability, and air permeability to provide comfort to the wearer. Microclimate-controlled clothing can release most of our body heat to the environment.||Publisher:||American Chemical Society||Journal:||ACS omega||ISSN:||2470-1343||DOI:||10.1021/acsomega.9b03268||Rights:||© 2020 American Chemical Society
This is an open access article published under an ACS AuthorChoice License (https://pubs.acs.org/page/policy/authorchoice_termsofuse.html), which permits copying and redistribution of the article or any adaptations for non-commercial purposes.
The following publication Jahid, M. A., Hu, J., & Thakur, S. (2020). Mechanically Robust, Responsive Composite Membrane for a Thermoregulating Textile. ACS omega, 5(8), 3899-3907 is available at https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.9b03268
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