Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Fabric batteries make their debut in wearable electronics
Fabric batteries make their debut in wearable electronics
08
Apr '10
Researchers from the University of Stanford have used the carbon nanotube ink which turns ordinary fabrics into wearable batteries. Innovations in wearable electronics have made fabrics that can act as batteries.

A special ink made of carbon nanotubes are used to change ordinary cotton or polyester fabric into batteries. These start functioning when they are folded and twisted.

The ink is made from single walled carbon nanotubes. When the fabric is dipped in the ink, carbon nanotubes get aligned on the existing fibres in the fabric. When the fabric dries, it still retains its flexibility and stretchability while becomes conductive.

Researches also proved that loading the fabric with psuedocapacitor materials increased the areal capacitance of the fabric 24 times more.

The process is very simple and scalable as dyeing fibres and fabrics. The interwoven fibres of fabrics are similar to those of paper and are suited to absorb the nanotube ink thereby maintaining an electrical connection across the whole area of the apparel.

Click here to read the complete article.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Stone Island

Apparel/Garments | On 25th Jun 2018

Stone Island has mastered ingredient branding: Braind

Italian high-end men's apparel brand Stone Island tops the list of...

Courtesy: Tecnorama

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

'Tecnorama automatic dyeing system offers efficiency'

Italy based Tecnorama’s fully-automatic machinery for dispensing...

Courtesy: Pantone

Textiles | On 25th Jun 2018

Pantone unveils polyester standards

Pantone, provider of professional colour standards for the design...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry, India

The event should be organised every year

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Harsh Shah

Fynd is the central online shopping destination for fashion, offering...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Amiben Shroff
Shrujan

From its modest beginning in the late 1960s, Shrujan has grown into a...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


June 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search