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Electronic Cotton
« on: January 27, 2012, 10:26:24 AM »
 :)Electronic Cotton

A group of researchers in the United States, Italy, and France have invented transistors made from cotton fibers. They envision such devices being woven into clothing capable of measuring pollutants, T-shirts that display information, and carpets that sense how many people are crossing them.

The cellulose that makes up cotton is naturally insulating, so to make a fiber conductive, the team coated each strand with gold nanoparticles. They then added a thin layer of a conductive polymer known as PEDOT. The fibers proved to be about a thousand times as conductive as plain cotton, while their mechanical properties remained almost unchanged. They were slightly stiffer but more elastic than untreated fibers


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Re: Electronic Cotton
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 02:10:58 PM »
Nice information.........
Md. Mominur Rahman

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Department of Textile Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
Daffodil International University

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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 05:10:07 PM »
Informative post!

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2012, 12:03:45 AM »
Informative post!
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