This chapter is about the electromagnetic (EM) functional textiles. There are three parts including the EM properties of the textiles, the EM functional textile materials, and the application of the EM functional textiles. In the first part, we outline the textile materials including the fibers, yarns, and fabrics and their EM properties. Generally, textiles are poor in EM properties such as low conductivity and low dielectric and magnetic properties. In the second part, EM functional textiles are defined and the manufacture method is stated. The EM functional fibers and yarns and fabrics can be got by various methods; the EM properties can be improved to a high level. In the third part, several typical EM functional textiles are introduced. These textiles are antistatic textiles, EM shielding textiles, EM scattering textiles, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional frequency selective textiles. The principle, the processing methods, the properties of the static electro or EM shielding or EM scattering or frequency selection, and so on are described one by one in detail.
Part of the book: Electromagnetic Materials and Devices