Towards conductive textiles: coating polymeric fibres with graphene
authors Neves, AIS; Rodrigues, DP; De Sanctis, A; Alonso, ET; Pereira, MS; Amaral, VS; Melo, LV; Russo, S; de Schrijver, I; Alves, H; Craciun, MF
nationality International
journal SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
keywords CHEMICAL-VAPOR-DEPOSITION; FEW-LAYER GRAPHENE; WEARABLE ELECTRONICS; MONOLAYER GRAPHENE; PLASMA TREATMENT; TRANSPARENT; ADHESION; DEVICES; SURFACE; GROWTH
abstract Conducting fibres are essential to the development of e-textiles. We demonstrate a method to make common insulating textile fibres conductive, by coating them with graphene. The resulting fibres display sheet resistance values as low as 600 Omega sq(-1), demonstrating that the high conductivity of graphene is not lost when transferred to textile fibres. An extensive microscopic study of the surface of graphene-coated fibres is presented. We show that this method can be employed to textile fibres of different materials, sizes and shapes, and to different types of graphene. These graphene-based conductive fibres can be used as a platform to build integrated electronic devices directly in textiles.
publisher NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP
issn 2045-2322
year published 2017
volume 7
digital object identifier (doi) 10.1038/s41598-017-04453-7
web of science category Multidisciplinary Sciences
subject category Science & Technology - Other Topics
unique article identifier WOS:000404037400017

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