Did you know that PowerFelt and FIPELs were developed at the Nanotechnology Center?

Power Generating Fabrics - PowerFelt: WFU researchers have developed a new fabric that generates power from the heat and motion of the human body (among other things). Reported in the NY Times as one of 32 inventions that will “change your life” (http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/06/03/magazine/innovations-issue.html?emc=eta1) researchers at Wake Forest’s NanoCenter have devised a unique way of combining p-doped and n-doped nanotube composites to form essentially a nonwoven fabric (like a felt). Learn more from the original publication in NanoLetters (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl203806q).

the FIPEL - field induced polymer electroluminescent lighting: A new lighting system that promises perfect color control, high efficiency, and inexpensive manufacturing. more...

PowerFelt: a power producing fabric developed at NanoCenter (courtesy Corey Hewitt)


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FIPEL: a new lighting system developed at NanoCenter (courtesy Ken Bennett)

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Scale-engineered, complex materials systems derive their properties from an internal coupling of molecular scale phenomena with meso-scale organization. Such systems represent a significant opportunity in bridging the quantum world with the macro-world. By exploiting this coupling, exciting new properties can be realized which may lead to a broad range of advanced technologies that could only be imagined previously. At the WFU Nanotechnology Center, we focus on technologies that address areas of critical human need. These include green approaches to the efficient generation of power and bioelectronic / bionic / cybornetic systems that effectively enhance health and extend the human experience. Such novel emerging technology platforms have the power to dramatically alter the world of tomorrow.

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- the Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials at Wake Forest University is a multidisciplinary research and development facility focused on innovation at the intersection of new device technologies and advanced novel material systems -