Doctoral student creating ‘scrubber’ textiles discovers neutron analysis techniques at ORNL

Yue Yuan, a second-year Ph.D. student at NC State University’s Wilson College of Textiles, is working to create textiles that filter carbon dioxide (CO2) by using the latest scientific techniques in synthesis and imaging. Known as biocatalytic textiles, these materials could serve as sustainable scrubbers for CO2 capture by using enzymes trapped in bio-based polymers to catalyze the hydration of CO2.