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Fabrication and characterisation of viscose fibre with photoinduced heat-generating properties

  • Changlei Li
  • Linfeng Li
  • Jingchuan Li
  • Xi Wu
  • Lu Qi
  • Wenbin Li
Original Research
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Abstract

In the field of functional textile research, heat-generating fibres to maintain body temperature without unsustainable energy input are of interest. Here, we propose a photoinduced heat-generating viscose fibre fabricated by adding zirconium carbide (ZrC) to the viscose solution. Viscose nonwoven fabrics comprising ZrC-doped viscose fibres were irradiated by infrared (IR) light to measure their surface temperatures, thereby determining their light-to-heat conversion effects. The results show that the surface temperature of the viscose fabric doped with 4% ZrC was increased by almost 40 °C, as verified by ultraviolet–visible–near-IR (NIR) spectroscopy, indicating that the ZrC-doped viscose fibre was significantly increased in photon absorption in the visible-light and NIR regions. The cross-sectional morphology of the viscose fibre was observed using a scanning electron microscope. In addition, thermogravimetric analysis was used to determine the thermal decomposition behaviour of the doped viscose fibres. Moreover, it is noticed that the ZrC-doped viscose fibre has lower moisture regain, potentially increasing the wet strength of the viscose fibre.

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Keywords

Viscose fibre Zirconium carbide Photoinduced heat-generation Light absorption 

Notes

Acknowledgments

This research was financially supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (Grant No. 2017YFB0309100).

Author Contributions

The manuscript was written through contributions of all authors. All authors have given approval to the final version of the manuscript.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare no competing financial interests.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Material Science and Engineering and Research Institute of Biologic and Spinning MaterialsTianjin Polytechnic UniversityTianjinChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of New Textile Materials and Advanced Processing TechnologiesWuhan Textile UniversityWuhanChina
  3. 3.Anta (China) Company LimitedQuanzhouChina

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