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The electric energy stored in PEDOT:PSS capacitors integrated on textile substrate: Limits and possibilities

Sheilla Atieno Odhiambo (Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium) (Department of Manufacturing, Industrial and Textile Engineering, ACE II PTRE, Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya)
Piotr Fiszer (Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland) (Department of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium)
Gilbert De Mey (Department of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium)
Carla Hertleer (Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium)
Ida Nuramdhani (Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium) (Department of Textile Chemistry, Politeknik STT Tekstil, Bandung, Indonesia)
Lieva Van Langenhove (Department of Materials, Textiles and Chemical Engineering, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium)
Andrzej Napieralski (Department of Microelectronics and Computer Science, Lodz University of Technology, Lodz, Poland)

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology

ISSN: 0955-6222

Article publication date: 26 September 2018

Issue publication date: 18 October 2018

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop a capacitor fully integrated into a wearable textile fabric for the application on smart clothing.

Design/methodology/approach

A small capacitor with stainless steel yarns as the electrodes and poly-(3,4–ethylenedioxythiophene): polystryrene sulphonate (PEDOT:PSS) as the dielectric material has been made, integrated into a textile fabric. The electric performance of the capacitor was analyzed and compared with other kinds of electric capacitors.

Findings

The fabricated small, PEDOT:PSS capacitor could finally power a calculator for 37 s with the energy stored in it.

Originality/value

This finding is of an important significance for a further development on the capacitor with a better performance.

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Acknowledgements

Sheilla Atieno Odhiambo, on leave from the Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya, wants to thank the VLIR (Flemish Interuniversity Council) for the financial support for her stay at the University of Ghent. Piotr Fiszer thanks the EU for the financial support for his stay at the University of Ghent within the framework of the Erasmus Student Exchange Programme. Ida Nuramdhani wants to thank the Research Council of the Ghent University for her PhD fellowship.

Citation

Odhiambo, S.A., Fiszer, P., De Mey, G., Hertleer, C., Nuramdhani, I., Van Langenhove, L. and Napieralski, A. (2018), "The electric energy stored in PEDOT:PSS capacitors integrated on textile substrate: Limits and possibilities", International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, Vol. 30 No. 6, pp. 808-816. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCST-12-2017-0190

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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