Graduates’ textiles combine wool and precious metals

Two Australian PhD graduates from Victoria University have combined wool with gold and silver nanoparticles to create a new range of textiles.

Dr Fern Kelly and Dr Kerstin Burridge completed parallel research projects that pioneered a way of embedding tiny nanoparticles of gold and silver in New Zealand wool, resulting in colourful textiles that have functional and aesthetic benefits. Kelly worked with silver and Burridge with gold — via

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