Promising route to piezoelectric nylon fibres

BathA new method for producing nylon fibres that are smart enough to produce electricity from simple body movement has been developed in a collaboration between the UK’s University of Bath, the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Germany and the University of Coimbra in Portugal.

It is based on work on solution-processed piezoelectric nylons led by Professor Kamal Asadi from the Department of Physics at Bath and his former PhD student Saleem Anwar.

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