Hatamie A et al. showed that a ZnO-based textile has photocatalytic and antibacterial activities. In addition the textile exhibited a promising sensing response. The modified textile was created by direct in situ growth of vertically aligned one-dimensional ZnO NRs onto textile surfaces. The effects provided by ZnO are a new approach to create smart textiles: a wearable sensing without a deodorant and antibacterial control.

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  • Zinc Oxide Nanostructure-Modified Textile and Its Application to Biosensing, Photocatalysis, and as Antibacterial Material. Hatamie A, Khan A, Golabi M, Turner AP, Beni V, Mak WC, Sadollahkhani A, Alnoor H, Zargar B, Bano S, Nur O, Willander M. Langmuir. 2015 Oct 6;31(39):10913-21. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02341.