A Polish researcher currently working on the integration of nanotubes in the carpets. Experiments that could soon allow the production of carpet heating powered by a single battery 12 volts.

Researcher at Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, a leading research center in the field of nanotechnologies, Jerzy Peszke works on the integration of carbon nanotubes into polymers used in the manufacture of carpets. The nanotubes being very good heat conductors, the assembly would only require a small power supply to be used as a heating system. This research thus makes it possible to imagine the production of heated and very energy-efficient floor coverings in the near future.

Jerzy Peszke also note that is not at his first attempt. Indeed, thanks to his previous research, industrial production of highly bactericidal linoleum made through integration of nano-silver should start soon.

To learn more about nanotechnologies, nanotubes and discover other amazing applications, also read our article "Nanotechnology: Towards invisible structures".

Photo credits: Ghutchis

Source: Electronic newsletters

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