Drexel announces development of new conductive yarns

November 11th, 2019

MXene-coated yarns were tested by using them to knit textiles in three common patterns, single jersey, half gauge and interlock, to determine the optimal configuration for knitting with the conductive yarn. Photo: Drexel University Center for Functional Fabrics. Producing fabrics that perform all the functions desired, while retaining the best  characteristics of fabric is no easy […]

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Graphene-coated “e-fabrics” detect noxious gases

October 23rd, 2015

Scientists in Korea have developed wearable, graphene-coated fabrics that can detect dangerous gases present in the air, alerting the wearer by turning on an LED light. The researchers, from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, a non-profit Korean government-funded research organization, and Konkuk University in Seoul, South Korea, coated cotton and polyester yarn with a […]

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