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Charge Your Electronics On The Go With Your T-Shirt
The way it works is fluoride chemicals are baked into the material of the shirt in an oxygen-less atmosphere with high temperatures. This allows the shirt to hold electric energy, turning it into a portable charger. The research is being lead by engineering professor Xiaodong Li and post-doctorate researcher Lihong Bao, who says the process doesn't change the shirts' texture, and enables them to charge items thousands of times. Additionally, the charging method is eco-friendly.
"Previous methods used oil or environmentally unfriendly chemicals as starting materials," said Li. "Those processes are complicated and produce harmful side products. Our method is a very inexpensive, green process.