High density growth of ZnO nanorods on cotton fabric enables access to a flame resistant composite

Thushara Athauda, William LePage, Justin Chalker, Ruya Ozer

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    Abstract

    We report a simple method for the high-density growth of radially aligned ZnO nanorods on cotton. In this hydrothermal growth strategy, a polytetrafluoroethylene frame is used to support the flexible cotton fabric throughout the ZnO crystallization process. The resulting ZnO-cotton composite contains the highest ZnO content reported to date for such materials and was discovered to have greater resistance to open flame than unmodified cotton. Prospects in fire-resistant fabrics are discussed. This journal is

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14582-14585
    Number of pages4
    JournalRSC Advances
    Volume4
    Issue number28
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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