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Nanotechnologies for textiles, fabrics and clothing: an overview of the scientific literature on the topic



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.

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  • Ugo Finardi, 2015. "Nanotechnologies for textiles, fabrics and clothing: an overview of the scientific literature on the topic," IRCrES Working Paper 201503, Research Institute on Sustainable Economic Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY - former Institute for Economic Research on Firms and Growth - Moncalieri (TO) ITALY.
  • Handle: RePEc:csc:ircrwp:201503

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    1. Finardi, Ugo, 2014. "On the time evolution of received citations, in different scientific fields: An empirical study," Journal of Informetrics, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 13-24.
    2. Mario Coccia & Ugo Finardi & Diego Margon, 2012. "Current trends in nanotechnology research across worldwide geo-economic players," The Journal of Technology Transfer, Springer, vol. 37(5), pages 777-787, October.
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    4. Schmoch, Ulrich & Thielmann, Axel, 2012. "Cyclical long-term development of complex technologies: Premature expectations in nanotechnology?," Discussion Papers "Innovation Systems and Policy Analysis" 31, Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI).
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    Nanotechnologies; Nanosciences; Textiles; Fabrics; Clothing; Scientific literature;

    JEL classification:

    • L67 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Other Consumer Nondurables: Clothing, Textiles, Shoes, and Leather Goods; Household Goods; Sports Equipment
    • O30 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - General

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