The University of Maryland has just developed a new tem […]
The University of Maryland has just developed a new temperature-adapting fabric that will make life easier in a fickle climate if one can enter our closet one day. Special engineered yarns coated with carbon nanotubes will cause the fabric to automatically change according to the environment. The expansion and collapse of the yarn based on heat and humidity can change the spacing of the fibers. If the fabric is close to warm, moist conditions, such as a sweaty body, the fiber will chooseDust filter bag to let the heat pass. In cooler and drier conditions, the fabric reduces the amount of heat that escapes.
The human body is a perfect radiator. It can dissipate heat quickly,” said Mind Ouyang, a professor of physics at UMD, who is a co-author of a new paper in the journal Science. “In terms of people’s general perception, the only way to regulate heat is to take off your clothes. Or put on clothes, but this fabric has changed this, it is a true two-way regulator. ”
Scientists hope that their work will eventually lead to the so-called "comfort adjustment clothing", although more work is needed to respond to increasingly crazy weather.
Still, the study does offer some exciting possibilities for futuristic fashionists.