Sound-suppressing fabric reduces noise transmission in large spaces

MIT Acoustic Fiber 01 press 0Unwanted noise remains a resounding problem, so to cut through the din of today’s noisy world, an interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and elsewhere have developed a sound-suppressing silk fabric that could be used to create quiet spaces.

The fabric, which is barely thicker than a human hair, contains a fibre that vibrates when a voltage is applied to it. The researchers used those vibrations to suppress sound in two different ways.

For the full story, see the June 2024 edition of Smart Textiles & Wearables.


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