The researchers from the University of Maryland have developed a new kind of Fabric which can help the Wearer to feel comfortable at all times, irrespective the weather they are exposed to. Normally our clothes help us feel warm when we are in cool environments by trapping infrared radiation which we commonly call as "Heat". However, this feature of the Clothes won’t be helpful during hot weather, because they will make us feel hotter.
So, we tend to avoid clothes during hot temperature and we need clothes during winter times. Some researchers were trying to address this problem by developing a fabric which needs to be manually reversed to change its characteristics. That means, if you wear it normally you will feel warm and if you will flip the side you will experience cold vibes.
Lately, the new researches have been working on making the clothing completely automatic so that it can adjust to changing environment without having you to flip it every once in a while. The fundamental concept remains the same During summer time, it will allow the heat to escape, and during winter time, it should trap the Infrared radiation.
Researchers call the automatic concept Dynamic Gating of infrared radiation in a textile. They published their Paper at Science Magazine. Actually, the researchers constructed an infrared-adaptive textile composed of polymer fibers coated with carbon nanotubes. The yarn itself gets expanded and collapsed based on heat and humidity so the spacing of the fibers will be changed.
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