Thermal imaging of cotton, IR-reflective (heating), and IR-transparent (cooling) textiles.

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“thermal textile” tag

Electrochemistry: Electrochromic window, Electrocatalysis, Photoelectrochemical reactions, and more.

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TAG “Electrochemistry”

Nanoporous polyethylene can freely transmit thermal radiation and cool down the human body.

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P.-C. Hsu, A. Y. Song, P. B. Catrysse, C. Liu, Y. Peng, J. Xie, S. Fan, Y. Cui. “Radiative human body cooling by nanoporous polyethylene textile” Science, 2016, 353 (6303), 1019-1023

Dual-mode textile that has both heating and cooling function can expand the thermal comfort zone.

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P.-C. Hsu, C. Liu, A.Y. Song, Z. Zhang, Y. Peng, J. Xie, K. Liu, C.-L. Wu, P.B. Catrysse, L. Cai, S. Zhai, A. Majumdar, S. Fan, Y. Cui. “Dual-mode textile for human body radiative heating and cooling” Science Advances, under review

Nanofibers and Nanowires

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Metal mesowires bridge the gap between nanowire and contact fingers and achieve ultra-low sheet resistance.

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P.-C. Hsu*, S. Wang*, H. Wu, V.K. Narasimhan, H.Y. Lee, Y. Cui. “Performance enhancement of metal nanowire transparent conducting electrodes by mesoscale metal wires” Nature Communications, 2013, 4:2522

The electrochromic device made by the graphene-coated metal nanowire transparent electrode shows significantly improved cycle life.

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B. Deng*, P.-C. Hsu*, G. Chen, B.N. C, L. Liao, Z. Ayitimuda, J. Wu, Y. Guo, L. Lin, Y. Zhou, M. Aisijiang, Q. Xie, Y. Cui, Z. Liu, H. Peng. “Roll-to-roll encapsulation of metal nanowires in graphene and plastic substrate for high-performance flexible transparent electrodes” Nano Letters, 2015, 15 (6), 4206-4213

Metal nanowire-coated textile is both breathable and highly reflective in mid-IR

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P.-C. Hsu, X. Liu, C. Liu, X. Xie, H.R. Lee, A.J. Welch, T. Zhao, Y. Cui. “Personal thermal management by metallic nanowire-coated textile” Nano Letters, 2015, 15 (1), 365-371