Researchers from Stanford University created a new clothing materials are cheap and anti stifling. The latest innovation has been published in the journal Science on Friday, September 2, 2016.
And Yi Cui, the researchers say that the clothing materials will help to save energy due to the use of air conditioning. "If you can cool the person and not the building, it will save energy," he said.
|Stanford researchers began with a sheet of polyethylene and modified it with a series of chemical treatments, resulting in a cooling fabric. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1dqaTO)|
Basically, the clothes made of polyethylene, a type of plastic that is commonly used to make the bottles and pouches. To make the material, Cui first looking the polyethylene materials commonly used in the manufacture of batteries.
That material has unique characteristics, it appears transparent when viewed with infrared light, but opaque when viewed in visible light. Thus, the polyethylene was not transparent to the human eye. Subsequently, the material was treated with certain chemicals so that water vapor can penetrate small pores.
How the materials will make us free from stifling?
Clothing materials at this time, which is generally cotton, it has the property to absorb sweat, but at the same time also traps heat. "40-60 percent of the heat released from the body in infrared light," said Fan Shanhui, another researcher who also involved the research.
The human need for cold weather has been answered. There was a thick blanket material and other materials that trap heat radiation in the form of infrared light from the body.
Unfortunately, there is no study of the material that can allow infrared light released from the body. On these research, Fan, Cui and his colleagues developed to produce material that allows heat radiation in the form of infrared light released. As a result, people can be free from the stifling without the need for fans and air conditioning.
They will also develop it such that the cost is cheap when manufactured. "If you want to make textiles, you should be able to make a large scale and cheap," said Cui as quoted of the Stanford University release on Thursday, September 1, 2016. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | NEWS.STANFORD.EDU]
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