Textile-based electronic components for energy applications: Principles, problems, and perspective

Vishakha Kaushik, Jaehong Lee, Juree Hong, Seulah Lee, Sanggeun Lee, Jungmok Seo, Chandreswar Mahata, Taeyoon Lee

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Textile-based electronic components have gained interest in the fields of science and technology. Recent developments in nanotechnology have enabled the integration of electronic components into textiles while retaining desirable characteristics such as flexibility, strength, and conductivity. Various materials were investigated in detail to obtain current conductive textile technology, and the integration of electronic components into these textiles shows great promise for common everyday applications. The harvest and storage of energy in textile electronics is a challenge that requires further attention in order to enable complete adoption of this technology in practical implementations. This review focuses on the various conductive textiles, their methods of preparation, and textile-based electronic components. We also focus on fabrication and the function of textile-based energy harvesting and storage devices, discuss their fundamental limitations, and suggest new areas of study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1493-1531
Number of pages39
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 9

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Materials Science


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