ePrints@IIScePrints@IISc Home | About | Browse | Latest Additions | Advanced Search | Contact | Help

A Multifunctional Smart Textile Derived from Merino Wool/Nylon Polymer Nanocomposites as Next Generation Microwave Absorber and Soft Touch Sensor

Ghosh, S and Nitin, B and Remanan, S and Bhattacharjee, Y and Ghorai, A and Dey, T and Das, TK and Das, NC (2020) A Multifunctional Smart Textile Derived from Merino Wool/Nylon Polymer Nanocomposites as Next Generation Microwave Absorber and Soft Touch Sensor. In: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 12 (15). pp. 17988-18001.

[img] PDF
Mul_Sma_Tex_ 17988-18001_2020.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (2MB)
Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.0c02566


In recent times e-textiles have emerged as wonder safeguards due to the great potential background in space, military, healthcare, or portable electronics. As a result, widespread research and development have been done to make significant advancement in this field, but it still remains a key challenge to use one single product with multifunctional attributes with the past performance of key characteristics. In this work, phase-separated PEDOT:PSS ornamented with reduced graphene oxide (rGO) nanosheets, deposited on the newly fabricated ultralightweight, superhydrophobic, and mechanically enriched merino wool/nylon (W-N) composite textile followed by the dipping and drying strategy. The open edges-layered structure of rGO helping uniform deposition of PEDOTs clusters, which allows the formation of a stacked layer of PEDOTs/rGO-PEDOTs/PEDOTs for robust three-dimensional electrical transforming channel network within the W-N textile surface. These dip-coated multifunctional textiles show high electrical conductivities up to 90.5 S cm-1 conjugated with a flexible electromagnetic interference shielding efficiency of 73.8 dB (in X-band) and in-plane thermal conductivity of 0.81 W/mK with a minimum thickness of 0.84 mm. This thin coating maintained the hydrophobicity (water contact angle of ∼150°) leading to an excellent EM protective cloth combined with real-life antenna performance under high mechanical or chemical tolerance. Interestingly, this multiuse textile can also act as an exceptional TASER Proof Textile (TPT) due to a short out of the electrical shock coming from the TASER by its unique conducting network architecture. Remarkably, this coated textile can get a response by the soft touch to lighten up the household bulb and could establish wireless communication via an HC-05 Bluetooth module as a textile-based touch switch. This developed fabric could perform as a new potentially scalable single product in intelligent smart garments, portable next-generation electronics, and the growing threat of EM pollution

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Publisher: American Chemical Society
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the American Chemical Society
Keywords: Antennas; Clothes; Conducting polymers; Contact angle; Electromagnetic pulse; Electromagnetic shielding; Graphene; Network architecture; Reduced Graphene Oxide; Smart textiles; Superhydrophobicity; Wool; Yarn, Electromagnetic interference shielding; High electrical conductivity; Polymer nanocomposite; Portable electronics; Reduced graphene oxides (RGO); Research and development; Water contact angle; Wireless communications, Microwave sensors
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2023 06:19
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2023 06:19
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/79662

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item