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E-TEX

All-organic devices in textiles for wearable electronics

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Project "E-TEX" data sheet

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Coordinator
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER 

Organization address
address: THE QUEEN'S DRIVE NORTHCOTE HOUSE
city: EXETER
postcode: EX4 4QJ
website: www.ex.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 195˙454 €
 EC max contribution 195˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2015
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2018-09-30

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1    THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER UK (EXETER) coordinator 195˙454.00

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 Project objective

We are surrounded by fabrics, the carpet floors in our homes or offices, the seats in our cars, and obviously all our garments and clothing accessories. There are already examples of smart textiles in garments for monitoring physiological and biomechanical signals. However, the manufacturing schemes for current applications rely mostly on the integration of off-the-shelf electronic components mounted on a textile substrate. Such components are silicon-based, thus unsuitable for applications where flexibility and fault-tolerance are required. The incorporation of current technological items, such as communication or tracking devices on fabrics would certainly be a game-changer in modern technology. This innovative project aims at building electronic devices directly on textile fibres which can be woven into fabrics. Two types of key electronic devices will be targeted, field-effect transistors and loudspeakers. The approach described herein relies in using unconventional materials in electronics: organic and molecular materials, particularly graphene and its derivatives. These materials overcome many limitations of current technology, namely allowing flexibility, elasticity and transparency. This breakthrough will allow the development of completely new approaches for integrated electronics, capable to be embedded into our everyday clothing. Since textiles are so present in society, these devices would transform our clothing into mobile phones, displays with electronic newspapers or GPS-activated maps. Establishing the foundations for this future in wearable electronics is also essential for other societal needs, such as biomedical monitoring, communication tools for sensory impaired people and personal security.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Dimitar Dimov, Iddo Amit, Olivier Gorrie, Matthew D. Barnes, Nicola J. Townsend, Ana I. S. Neves, Freddie Withers, Saverio Russo, Monica Felicia Craciun
Ultrahigh Performance Nanoengineered Graphene-Concrete Composites for Multifunctional Applications
published pages: 1705183, ISSN: 1616-301X, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201705183
Advanced Functional Materials 28/23 2019-06-13
2017 Ana I. S. Neves, Daniela P. Rodrigues, Adolfo De Sanctis, Elias Torres Alonso, Maria S. Pereira, Vitor S. Amaral, Luis V. Melo, Saverio Russo, Isabel de Schrijver, Helena Alves, Monica F. Craciun
Towards conductive textiles: coating polymeric fibres with graphene
published pages: , ISSN: 2045-2322, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-04453-7
Scientific Reports 7/1 2019-06-13
2018 Dong-Wook Shin, Matthew D. Barnes, Kieran Walsh, Dimitar Dimov, Peng Tian, Ana I. S. Neves, C. David Wright, Seong Man Yu, Ji-Beom Yoo, Saverio Russo, Monica F. Craciun
A New Facile Route to Flexible and Semi-Transparent Electrodes Based on Water Exfoliated Graphene and their Single-Electrode Triboelectric Nanogenerator
published pages: 1802953, ISSN: 0935-9648, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201802953
Advanced Materials 2019-06-13
2018 Elias Torres Alonso, Daniela P. Rodrigues, Mukond Khetani, Dong-Wook Shin, Adolfo De Sanctis, Hugo Joulie, Isabel de Schrijver, Anna Baldycheva, Helena Alves, Ana I. S. Neves, Saverio Russo, Monica F. Craciun
Graphene electronic fibres with touch-sensing and light-emitting functionalities for smart textiles
published pages: , ISSN: 2397-4621, DOI: 10.1038/s41528-018-0040-2
npj Flexible Electronics 2/1 2019-06-13

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