Researchers from the University of Cambridge and colleagues from Jiangnan University in China have developed electronic components that can be directly incorporated into fabrics that could be used for flexible circuits, healthcare monitoring, energy conversion, and other applications. The researchers have shown how graphene and related materials can be directly incorporated into fabrics to produce charge storage elements like capacitors.
The scientists say their development paves the way to a textile-based power supply that is washable, flexible, and comfortable to wear. The textile electronic devices are based on low-cost, sustainable, and scalable dyeing of polyester fabric. The inks used for printing are made using standard solution processing techniques.
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