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Conducting polymer-based textile materials

Che Roslan, Nazreen and Aizamddin, Muhammad Faiz and Ahmad Ruzaidi, Dania Adila and Ayub, Ayu Natasha and Asri, Nurul Ain Najihah and Jani, Nur Aimi and Shafiee, Saiful Arifin and Mahat, Mohd Muzamir (2022) Conducting polymer-based textile materials. In: Conjugated Polymers for Next-Generation Applications: Synthesis, Properties and Optoelectrochemical Devices. Series in Electronic and Optical Materials, 1 . Woodhead Publishing, pp. 325-359. ISBN 9780128234426

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The new age of wearable technology has popularized the field of smart textiles among researchers. In essence, smart textiles are functional textiles with applications in various industries such as healthcare, sports, automotive, semiconductor, and military. The convergence of textiles and electronics (e-textiles) united electronic functionalities without compromising the comfort of conventional textiles. E-textiles are also commonly known for their flexibility, wearability, breathability, and lightweight. Due to their favorable characteristics, e-textiles have made their way into a variety of applications such as biosensors, wearable antennas, artificial muscles, thermoelectric clothing, etc. Electrical conductivity can be introduced into the textile by embedding conducting materials through melt-spinning or coating techniques. However, the rigidity of conducting materials such as metal may compromise the mechanical properties of the textile. This inherent disadvantage with common conducting material presents an opportunity to evaluate the feasibility of conducting polymers (CPs) in e-textiles. This type of polymer combines the mechanical traits of plastics with the electrical properties that are typical of metals. At the moment, CPs that are frequently studied are polypyrrole, polyaniline, polythiophene, and its derivative, poly(3,4-ethylyene dioxythiophene). However, some challenges must be considered while designing conductive textiles, such as the stability of the conductive materials in their environment, washability of the textile, viability in industrial manufacturing, etc. In this chapter, we will go through an overview of the various aspects of conductive textile, followed by the finer details on its fabrication techniques, challenges, and potential application. Finally, we will discuss future directions in the research to develop an ideal CP-based smart textile.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Conducting polymers, conductive textile, wet-spinning, dip coating, electrospinning
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr Saiful 'Arifin Bin Shafiee
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 11:22
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2022 11:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/98670

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