June 15, 2016
A multidisciplinary team from Exponent recently had an article published in Optics Express. The article is entitled, "Engineered Emissivity of Textile Fabrics by the Inclusion of Ceramic Particles." Dr. Matthew Pooley, Dr. Dave Anderson, Dr. Haskell Beckham, and Dr. Jim Brennan developed a very sensitive technique for measuring the infrared emission from clothing fabric and showed that this emission is modified by putting ceramic particles in the fabric fibers. This is an interesting work that injects science into the specialty clothing field, which has been relatively void of sound scientific work.
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