Wearable technologies & smart materials

1A4_0274_ DESIGNING OF CARBON NANOTUBES/COTTON FABRIC COMPOSITE FOR E-TEXTILES: EFFECT OF CARBON NANOTUBES-LENGTH ON ELECTROCONDUCTIVE PROPERTIES

Authors
  • Valentina Trovato
  • E. Teblum
  • Y. Kostikov
  • A. Pedrana
  • V. Re
  • G.D. Nessim
  • G. Rosace

Abstract

Nonfunctionalized carbon nanotubes featuring length over than 500 μm, were mixed with an amino-functionalized sol-gel precursor and a highly volatile solvent in order to obtain a well-dispersed solution. Finally, a thickener was added to the nanotubes dispersion thus obtaining a viscous paste, which was deposited on cotton fabrics through knife-over-roll technique thus achieving a surface coating with high electrical conductivity. The as-prepared conductive cotton fabrics were characterized by different chemical-physical techniques and showed a sheet resistance of about 9.5 • 102 Ω/sq. Developed conductive fabrics can find applications as conductive material or wearable sensors.

Keywords: Carbon nanotubes, sol-gel technique, Conductive polymers, Smart Textiles

How to Cite:

Trovato, V., Teblum, E., Kostikov, Y., Pedrana, A., Re, V., Nessim, G. & Rosace, G., (2019) “1A4_0274_ DESIGNING OF CARBON NANOTUBES/COTTON FABRIC COMPOSITE FOR E-TEXTILES: EFFECT OF CARBON NANOTUBES-LENGTH ON ELECTROCONDUCTIVE PROPERTIES”, Proceedings of the 19th World Textile Conference - Autex 2019 , 6. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/autex.63849

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Published on
31 Jul 2019
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