Here’s an innovation that could revolutionise the fabrics of the future.
A research team at Exeter University in the UK has created a material which has been adapted from graphene. At a thickness of just one atom, the “GraphExeter” claims to be the most transparent, lightweight and flexible material ever for conducting electricity.
As far as its applications go, it beats other carbon-based transparent conductors currently used in electronics. So it could be woven into non-electrical materials, transforming them into electronic devices.
Just think, we could soon see “smart” t-shirts with embedded touchscreen MP3 players, or even more advanced applications. The possibilities for wearable electronics really are mind-boggling.
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