Active Electronic Fibers and Woven Logic

Mahiar Hamedi (Linköpings Technical University, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics, and Center of Organic Electronics, COE Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden)
Olle Inganäs (Linköpings Technical University, Biomolecular and Organic Electronics, and Center of Organic Electronics, COE Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology (IFM), Linköping University, SE-581 83 Linköping, Sweden)

Research Journal of Textile and Apparel

ISSN: 1560-6074

Publication date: 1 November 2010

Abstract

Giving textiles electronic functions while retaining the flexibility of weaves would open up new avenues for already mature textile technology. We review recent developments in this field, focusing on the combination of electronic polymers and textile fibers to make microstructured electronic systems on fiber platforms/weaves. The combinatorial possibilities inherent to crossing fibers in weaves may be exploited for large scale construction of many devices, with appropriate addressing and signaling, in processes derived from classical textile technology. The electronic elements realized on these substrates include electrochemical and field effect transistors, photovoltaic devices, and light emitting devices. We discuss the requirements for embedding electronic systems into textile due to the geometrical flexibility of textile fibers, conductivity of wires and geometries of active devices in the form of fiber crossings.

Keywords

Citation

Hamedi, M. and Inganäs, O. (2010), "Active Electronic Fibers and Woven Logic", Research Journal of Textile and Apparel, Vol. 14 No. 4, pp. 106-117. https://doi.org/10.1108/RJTA-14-04-2010-B012

Download as .RIS

Publisher

:

Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited

To read the full version of this content please select one of the options below

You may be able to access this content by logging in via Shibboleth, Open Athens or with your Emerald account.
To rent this content from Deepdyve, please click the button.
If you think you should have access to this content, click the button to contact our support team.