A team of researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia recently used nanostructures to develop a textile that cleans itself when exposed to light. In other words, they made a fabric that you never have to wash again. Goodbye to the tedious chore of washing dirty laundry.
"There’s more work to do to before we can start throwing out our washing machines, but this advance lays a strong foundation for the future development of fully self-cleaning textiles,” Dr. Rajesh Ramanathan wrote in a recent issue of Advanced Materials Interfaces.
Ramanathan's team has only developed this textile on a small scale, but they're goal is to apply their nanostructure technology on an industrial-level of production.