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Intrinsically Stretchable and Conductive Textile by a Scalable Process for Elastic Wearable Electronics.
ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 2017; 9(15):13331-13338AA

Abstract

The prosperous development of stretchable electronics poses a great demand on stretchable conductive materials that could maintain their electrical conductivity under tensile strain. Previously reported strategies to obtain stretchable conductors usually involve complex structure-fabricating processes or utilization of high-cost nanomaterials. It remains a great challenge to produce stretchable and conductive materials via a scalable and cost-effective process. Herein, a large-scalable pyrolysis strategy is developed for the fabrication of intrinsically stretchable and conductive textile in utilizing low-cost and mass-produced weft-knitted textiles as raw materials. Due to the intrinsic stretchability of the weft-knitted structure and the excellent mechanical and electrical properties of the as-obtained carbonized fibers, the obtained flexible and durable textile could sustain tensile strains up to 125% while keeping a stable electrical conductivity (as shown by a Modal-based textile), thus ensuring its applications in elastic electronics. For demonstration purposes, stretchable supercapacitors and wearable thermal-therapy devices that showed stable performance with the loading of tensile strains have been fabricated. Considering the simplicity and large scalability of the process, the low-cost and mass production of the raw materials, and the superior performances of the as-obtained elastic and conductive textile, this strategy would contribute to the development and industrial production of wearable electronics.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China. Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China.Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China. Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China.Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China. Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China.Key Laboratory of Opto-Electronics Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Electronic Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Beijing University of Technology , Beijing 100022, P.R. China.Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China. Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China.Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China. Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China.Key Laboratory of Opto-Electronics Technology, Ministry of Education, College of Electronic Science and Technology, Faculty of Information Technology, Beijing University of Technology , Beijing 100022, P.R. China.Key Laboratory of Organic Optoelectronics and Molecular Engineering of the Ministry of Education, Department of Chemistry, Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China. Center for Nano and Micro Mechanics (CNMM), Tsinghua University , Beijing 100084, P.R. China.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

28345872

Citation

Wang, Chunya, et al. "Intrinsically Stretchable and Conductive Textile By a Scalable Process for Elastic Wearable Electronics." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 9, no. 15, 2017, pp. 13331-13338.
Wang C, Zhang M, Xia K, et al. Intrinsically Stretchable and Conductive Textile by a Scalable Process for Elastic Wearable Electronics. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2017;9(15):13331-13338.
Wang, C., Zhang, M., Xia, K., Gong, X., Wang, H., Yin, Z., ... Zhang, Y. (2017). Intrinsically Stretchable and Conductive Textile by a Scalable Process for Elastic Wearable Electronics. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9(15), pp. 13331-13338. doi:10.1021/acsami.7b02985.
Wang C, et al. Intrinsically Stretchable and Conductive Textile By a Scalable Process for Elastic Wearable Electronics. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2017 Apr 19;9(15):13331-13338. PubMed PMID: 28345872.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Intrinsically Stretchable and Conductive Textile by a Scalable Process for Elastic Wearable Electronics. AU - Wang,Chunya, AU - Zhang,Mingchao, AU - Xia,Kailun, AU - Gong,Xueqin, AU - Wang,Huimin, AU - Yin,Zhe, AU - Guan,Baolu, AU - Zhang,Yingying, Y1 - 2017/04/06/ PY - 2017/3/28/pubmed PY - 2017/3/28/medline PY - 2017/3/28/entrez KW - carbonized Modal fabric KW - stretchable conductors KW - supercapacitors KW - wearable electronics KW - weft-knitted SP - 13331 EP - 13338 JF - ACS applied materials & interfaces JO - ACS Appl Mater Interfaces VL - 9 IS - 15 N2 - The prosperous development of stretchable electronics poses a great demand on stretchable conductive materials that could maintain their electrical conductivity under tensile strain. Previously reported strategies to obtain stretchable conductors usually involve complex structure-fabricating processes or utilization of high-cost nanomaterials. It remains a great challenge to produce stretchable and conductive materials via a scalable and cost-effective process. Herein, a large-scalable pyrolysis strategy is developed for the fabrication of intrinsically stretchable and conductive textile in utilizing low-cost and mass-produced weft-knitted textiles as raw materials. Due to the intrinsic stretchability of the weft-knitted structure and the excellent mechanical and electrical properties of the as-obtained carbonized fibers, the obtained flexible and durable textile could sustain tensile strains up to 125% while keeping a stable electrical conductivity (as shown by a Modal-based textile), thus ensuring its applications in elastic electronics. For demonstration purposes, stretchable supercapacitors and wearable thermal-therapy devices that showed stable performance with the loading of tensile strains have been fabricated. Considering the simplicity and large scalability of the process, the low-cost and mass production of the raw materials, and the superior performances of the as-obtained elastic and conductive textile, this strategy would contribute to the development and industrial production of wearable electronics. SN - 1944-8252 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/28345872/Intrinsically_Stretchable_and_Conductive_Textile_by_a_Scalable_Process_for_Elastic_Wearable_Electronics_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.7b02985 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -