The sports industry is constantly looking for new ones materials that keep athletes at the right temperatureAnyway, they do not suffer too much heat if they are runners or to prevent them from freezing, if they are mountaineers, they have clothes suitable for every need. However, the development of scientists at the University of Maryland (USA) may perhaps simplify the problem.
According to an article published in the scientific journal science, the researchers created a tissue that can adapt to the cold or the warmth of the person who has seen it. What does this mean? That tissue can regulate the amount of heat that passes through it. So, if we find that we are cold, it will keep the temperature; at the same time, if you notice that we are hot, it will become cooler.
The fabric is produced in such a way that You can adapt your reaction according to the user's sweat. For its production, fibers of two synthetic materials were used, one with the capacity to absorb water and the other to repel it. In turn, they are covered with carbon nanotubes, which are thermal conduits.
So, if the climate is cold and dry, the fibers will be sealed and the fabric will retain the body's heat. On the other hand, if one begins to sweat, the material will be grouped by section, expanding the pores and becoming more permeable.
Experts say this is the first tissue with these characteristics. Also, they clarify that they react at the moment they register a change in temperature, the reason for this It is possible to adapt before we are aware that we are cold or hot,
"The human body is a perfect radiator that radiates heat quickly. Throughout history, the only way to regulate body temperature was to put or take off the clothes. This material is a true bi-directional regulatorMin Oyung, one of the authors of the article, says in a statement.