UC Davis engineers create on-wetting fabric drains sweat

May 20, 2013 8:08 PM

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UC Davis engineers create on-wetting fabric drains sweat

"We intentionally did not use any fancy microfabrication techniques so it is compatible with the textile manufacturing process and very easy to scale up," said Xing, lead graduate student on the project.

It's not just that the threads conduct water through capillary action. The water-repellent properties of the surrounding fabric also help drive water down the channels. Unlike conventional fabrics, the water-pumping effect keeps working even when the water-conducting fibers are completely saturated,...

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