Printing Smart Designs of Light Emitting Devices with Maintained Textile Properties†
AbstractTo maintain typical textile properties, smart designs of light emitting devices are printed directly onto textile substrates. A first approach shows improved designs for alternating current powder electroluminescence (ACPEL) devices. A configuration with the following build-up, starting from the textile substrate, was applied using the screen printing technique: silver (10 µm)/barium titanate (10 µm)/zinc-oxide (10 µm) and poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)poly(styrenesulfonate) (10 µm). Textile properties such as flexibility, drapability and air permeability are preserved by implementing a pixel-like design of the printed layers. Another route is the application of organic light emitting devices (OLEDs) fabricated out of following layers, also starting from the textile substrate: polyurethane or acrylate (10–20 µm) as smoothing layer/silver (200 nm)/poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)poly(styrenesulfonate) (35 nm)/super yellow (80 nm)/calcium/aluminum (12/17 nm). Their very thin nm-range layer thickness, preserving the flexibility and drapability of the substrate, and their low working voltage, makes these devices the possible future in light-emitting wearables. View Full-Text
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Verboven, I.; Stryckers, J.; Mecnika, V.; Vandevenne, G.; Jose, M.; Deferme, W. Printing Smart Designs of Light Emitting Devices with Maintained Textile Properties. Materials 2018, 11, 290.
Verboven I, Stryckers J, Mecnika V, Vandevenne G, Jose M, Deferme W. Printing Smart Designs of Light Emitting Devices with Maintained Textile Properties. Materials. 2018; 11(2):290.Chicago/Turabian Style
Verboven, Inge; Stryckers, Jeroen; Mecnika, Viktorija; Vandevenne, Glen; Jose, Manoj; Deferme, Wim. 2018. "Printing Smart Designs of Light Emitting Devices with Maintained Textile Properties." Materials 11, no. 2: 290.
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