Emerging Nano-Enable Materials in the Sports Industry

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Emerging Nano-Enable Materials in the Sports Industry

Khandaker Tanzim Rahman, Tanvir Siddike Moin, Mohammed Farhad Mahmud Chowdhury, M. Nuruzzaman Khan

Within the last decade, there have been numerous innovations in integrating nanotechnology for various sports applications. Nanotechnology is a technology discipline that deals with dimensions and tolerances of less than 100 nanometers, particularly manipulating single atoms and molecules. Nanotechnology has profoundly impacted sports competition like any other revolutionary innovation in materials science. The emergence of nanomaterials and nanotechnology has greatly improved athlete’s performance. Sports equipment is becoming more humanized with the development of nanotechnology because it is more convenient, protective, and rational. Commercial nanotechnology-enable sports products, including ski goggle, ski wax, tennis racket, tennis ball, golf ball, bicycle, sportswear, shoe, and more, have offered several benefits to sports sectors in comparison to traditional sports equipment and clothes. These have enhanced the athletes’ performance to multifunctional features of sportswear including water resistance, anti-microbial, anti-odor, anti-stain, anti-UV, heat, and cold resistance. This chapter has focused on minimizing the gap between understanding the scientific implications and applications of nanotechnology to sports equipment and clothing, and the characterization and impact of nanomaterials in the sports industry.

Keywords
Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Sports Equipment, Sportswear

Published online 2/1/2023, 26 pages

Citation: Khandaker Tanzim Rahman, Tanvir Siddike Moin, Mohammed Farhad Mahmud Chowdhury, M. Nuruzzaman Khan, Emerging Nano-Enable Materials in the Sports Industry, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 141, pp 75-100, 2023

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21741/9781644902288-4

Part of the book on Emerging Applications of Nanomaterials

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