Phase Segregation of PEDOT: PSS on Textile to Produce Materials of > 10 A mm(-2) Current Carrying Capacity

Otley M. T., Alamer F. A., Guo Y., Santana J., Eren E., Li M., ...More

MACROMOLECULAR MATERIALS AND ENGINEERING, vol.302, no.3, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Conductive textiles with exceptional electrical properties have been prepared by coating the conjugated polymer, poly(3,4-ethylenedioxyphiophene)-polystyrenesulfonate(PEDOT-PSS), on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) nonwoven fabrics. Phase segregation from covalent bond formation to surface silica particles generates PEDOT-PSS coated textiles that hold potential for wearable electronics due to the breathability of the fabric, low toxicity, easy processing and lightweight with high current carrying capacity. The conductive textiles were demonstrated for applications such as electrical connections and resistive heating.