Liquid crystals spun into colour-changing fibres

PixabayElectrospinning processes for the production of thermochromic fibres from liquid crystals, which change colour in response to changes in temperature, are being developed by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, USA.

Such fibres could be used to make soft, lightweight and elastic materials that could be employed in the manufacture of camouflage clothing and wearable sensors.

For the full story, see the December 2020 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.