Wool Can Be Cool : Water-Actuating Woolen Knitwear for Both Hot and Cold

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Original languageEnglish
Article number2005033
Journal / PublicationAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume30
Issue number51
Online published16 Sep 2020
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2020

Abstract

As a second skin of the human body, clothing offers protection and aesthetic qualities. Because of the inability of materials to adapt to different weather conditions, different clothing is required for different seasons, namely, thin and open garments for summer, thick and closed ones for winter. Moreover, the body maintains its internal core temperature (37 °C) through sweating and shivering. Herein it is reported that woolen knitwear can provide not only warmth, but also a cooling sensation when a body sweats. The fascinating water-responsive switching (opening/closing) of the knit pores keeps the skin dry, thus helping to maintain a constant body temperature, providing comfort and safety.

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  • adaptive textiles, all-weather woolen knitwear, shape memory, thermal management, water-actuating wool

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Wool Can Be Cool : Water-Actuating Woolen Knitwear for Both Hot and Cold. / Hu, Jinlian; Iqbal, Mohammad Irfan; Sun, Fengxin.

In: Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 30, No. 51, 2005033, 15.12.2020.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review