July 11, 2018
The Air Force Research Laboratory is working with engineers at the University of Cincinnati to develop radical new clothing that can charge your cell phone.
Researchers are developing a plethora of carbon technology, including ‘Iron Man’ suits that can store power in carbon nanotubes.
They say the technology could revolutionise everything from clothing to warplanes.
Researchers ‘grow’ nanotubes on quarter-sized silicon wafers under heat in a vacuum chamber through a process called chemical vapor deposition.
They then stretch the little fibrous square over an industrial spool in the lab, turning the tiny sheet of carbon becomes a spun thread that resembles spider’s silk that can be woven into textiles.
This article was posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 8:08 am