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Graphene oxide yarns for use in smart textiles [Registered]

A new type of strong and flexible yarn with practical electronic properties has been made by researchers in Australia and Ireland. Spun from graphene oxide, the yarn has the highest capacitance ever seen in such graphene-based fibres. The researchers believe that the yarn could find use in “smart” textiles. Smart textiles are those that incorporate electronic components such as displays, sensors and actuators. While still in their infancy, they could find use in a wide range of applications, from clothing that monitors the wearer’s environment for dangerous chemicals, to furnishings that alter their appearance in response to ambient light levels…

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