Clothes with battery functions created

Swiss scientists have created clothes that can recharge a gadget. For this they used a new

a polymer that is applied to the fabric collects the stray light and receives electricity.

According to Popular Mechanics, this material is called luminescent. Previous such materials were too harsh to be used in the textile industry.

Scientists were able to combine severalluminescent materials. The result is a flexible polymer that is permeable to air and water vapor. The polymer can be applied to fabric. In this case, its properties will not be affected: it will not become brittle and will not accumulate water vapor.

The authors of the development believe that such wearable solar energy concentrators hold promise due to the growing demand for mobile power sources for portable gadgets.