Allowed researchers to create smart adaptive clothing that can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
Ben Robinson, University of Manchester06.19.20
New research on the two-dimensional (2-D) material graphene has allowed researchers to create smart adaptive clothing that can lower the body temperature of the wearer in hot climates.
A team of scientists from the University of Manchester's National Graphene Institute has created a prototype garment to demonstrate dynamic thermal radiation control within a piece of clothing by utilizing the remarkable thermal properties and flexibility of graphene.
The development also opens the door to new applications such as interactive infrared displays and covert infrared communication on textiles.
The human body radiates energy in the form of electromagnetic waves in the infrared spectrum (known as blackbody radiation).
In a hot climate, it is desirable to make use the full extent of the infrared radiation to lower the body temperature which can be achieved by using infrared-transparent textiles. As for the opposit
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