Working Paper Ircres-CNR 03/2015                               
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Nanotechnologies for textiles, fabrics and clothing:
an overview of the scientific literature on the topic


Ugo Finardi
National Research Council of Italy
Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth
Collegio Carlo Alberto - via Real Collegio, n. 30
10024 Moncalieri (Torino) – ITALY

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Abstract: Aim of the present work is the analysis of the scientific literature on the topic of Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies applied in the field of the study and production of fabrics, textiles and clothing. A dataset, obtained with a specific methodology, is analysed in order to describe the features and the evolution of this field. Several features of the dataset are highlighted in the study. Results on numbers and trends of the different features are presented and discussed, and at the end of the work conclusions on the evolution of scientific production on the topic are presented.


Keywords: Nanotechnologies; Nanosciences; Textiles; Fabrics; Clothing; Scientific literature.


JEL Codes: L67 O30




The author acknowledges the financing of the CNR project “Progetto Premiale Tecnologie e sistemi innovativi per la fabbrica del futuro e Made in Italy”.



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