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Title: Printing Smart Designs of Light Emitting Devices with Maintained Textile Properties
Authors: Verboven, Inge
Stryckers, Jeroen
Mecnika, Viktorija
Vandevenne, Glen
Jose, Manoj
Deferme, Wim
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Materials (Basel), 11(2), p. 1-10 (Art N° 290)
Abstract: To 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
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/25537
Link to publication: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/11/2/290
DOI: 10.3390/ma11020290
ISSN: 1996-1944
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
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