31 Aug '17, 9pm

Carbon nanotube yarns generate electricity when stretched & twisted

Carbon nanotube yarns generate electricity when stretched & twisted

In the near future, clothing made with "twistron" yarns could power wearable devices with the motion of the wearer's body. When compared to relatively mature renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power, energy-harvesting fabric is still in its infancy, but work on a number of fronts has been yielding enough promising results to continue developing this micro-scale electricity source. And recent research into one approach to converting mechanical energy into electricity suggests that not only could small medical devices and wearables be powered with clothing woven from a special type of yarn, but large-scale applications of the "twistron" yarn could eventually harvest electricity from the motion of ocean waves. A team of international researchers, led by scientists at The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) and Hanyang University in South Korea, has dev...

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