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Publication date: 26 September 2018

Sheilla Atieno Odhiambo, Piotr Fiszer, Gilbert De Mey, Carla Hertleer, Ida Nuramdhani, Lieva Van Langenhove and Andrzej Napieralski

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

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.

Details

International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 30 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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