- The researchers created a novel TNG fabric out of a silvery textile coated with nanorods and a silicon-based organic material. When they stacked four pieces of the cloth together and pushed down on the material, it captured the energy generated from the pressure.
- The material immediately pumped out that energy, which was used to power light-emitting diodes, a liquid crystal display and a vehicle’s keyless entry remote. The cloth worked for more than 12,000 cycles.
- It can also self-charge batteries or supercapacitors without an external power source and make new commercial and medical applications possible.
Energy-generating cloth could replace batteries in wearable devices
3. 5. 15 by Matthew Lincoln