HECOL 474 - Introduction to Nanotechnologies and Smart Textiles

3 units (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

Students explore opportunities offered by nanotechnologies and smart materials/structures as they relate to textile products. Mechanisms involved, materials used, fabrication processes, properties/performance obtained, and some examples of commercial applications are presented. Challenges encountered with these new technologies are also discussed. Prerequisite: HECOL 170 and 60 units; or consent of instructor.