New Fabric Automatically Cools or Insulates Depending on Its Environment Futurism.com - Mon 11 Feb 04:31 GMT
The first-of-its-kind fabric would make a great blanket fort.
Their research, published in the journal Science, describes their fabric which allows more heat to pass through it in warm, moist conditions (like those of a sweaty body) and which reduces heat escape in cooler, dryer conditions.
This helps open the fabric’s pores while also bringing the carbon nanotube coating closer together.
The distance between nanotube strands acts sort of like an old television antenna, changing the way the fabric interacts with radiation, in this case, the heat radiating from a human body.
In True Future Fashion
There is still more work to be done before the fabric can be commercialized, but according to researchers, the process wouldn’t be difficult.
READ MORE: Scientists develop first fabric to automatically cool or insulate depending on conditions [Phys.org]
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