1B1_0503_ STRETCHABLE AND CONDUCTIVE TEXTILE MATERIALS FOR WEARABLE ELECTRONICS

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Alper Gurarslan

Published Jul 31, 2019

Abstract

Wearable electronics industry is growing exponentially as well as the demand for conductive textile materials. Ideally, conductive textile materials should be washable, breathable, and easily convertible into textile product using conventional textile machinery. These requirements are critical for creating comfortable wearable electronics products in a facile way. In this study we have developed conductive knitted and nonwoven textile materials using AgNWs. AgNWs were synthesized according to the polyol method and coated on aforementioned textile materials. Both synthesized AgNWs and coated samples were characterized with SEM. Moreover, samples’ electrical conductivity was investigated under stretching conditions. Results show that knitted samples perform higher stretchability than nonwoven samples. Nonwoven sample was employed as a touched based sensor which can be converted into wearable electronics products in the future. In conclusion, our results indicate that both fabrics might be used in wearable electronic industry.


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