Tiny Fibers in Fabric Could Turn Sun's Heat Into Energy

Researchers at Rice University use carbon nanotubes sewn into fabrics to display a new potential for energy harvesting.

“Carbon nanotube fibers have been on a steady growth path and are proving advantageous in more and more applications,” said chemical and biomolecular engineer Matteo Pasquali . “Rather than wasting carbon by burning it into carbon dioxide, we can fix it as useful materials that have further environmental benefits in electricity generation and transportation.”

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