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Intersection: Wearable Nanotechnology


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Professor Jayan Thomas shows the loom he used to weave solar ribbons into a piece of fabric

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Imagine plugging your phone into your jacket to charge it up or recharging your electric car just by leaving it in a sunny parking lot.

Associate Professor Jayan Thomas teaches nanotechnology at the University of Central Florida. He is working on a filament that can store the energy of the sun and could one day be woven into clothing or coat the roof of a car.

To demonstrate how his project might work, Thomas had to learn how to use some old technology – a loom.

90.7’s Matthew Peddie visited Thomas in his lab at the UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center.

 


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