American researchers at Stanford University have created a low-cost textile made of a plastic base that could cool the body when woven into clothing.
This new material could cool the body and keep people in hot climates cool without requiring air conditioning.
The engineers suggested in the US journal Science that the textile could become a way to keep people living in hot climates cool without using air conditioning.
Yi Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering and of photon science at Stanford, said, “If you can cool the person rather than the building where they work or live, that will save energy”.
Scientists blended nanotechnology, photonics and chemistry to develop the material, which cools the wearer in two ways.