NEW BRUNSWICK - Engineers from the universities of Rutgers and Oregon State say they have found a cost-effective way to manufacture heating patches, and that their heating performance is around 70 per cent higher than similar patches created by other researchers, according to a Scientific Reports study led by Rutgers.
The team says that the heating patches are thin and durable and are made using intense pulses of light to fuse tiny silver wires with polyester. It also reports that the patches can be powered by coin batteries.
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