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An all-inkjet printed flexible capacitor on a textile using a new poly(4-vinylphenol) dielectric ink for wearable applications

Li, Yi, Torah, Russel, Beeby, Steve and Tudor, John (2012) An all-inkjet printed flexible capacitor on a textile using a new poly(4-vinylphenol) dielectric ink for wearable applications At IEEE Sensors 2012, Taiwan, Province of China. 28 - 31 Oct 2012. 4 pp.

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This paper reports a flexible capacitor for wearable applications which has been all-inkjet printed on a standard 65/35 polyester cotton textile using a new poly(4 vinylphenol)(PVP) dielectric material. Capacitors form the basis of a variety of sensors, such as for proximity and touch, as well as electronic circuits. This paper reports a general fabrication printing process to realize capacitors on textiles. The parallel plate capacitor design uses a combination of heat curable silver ink and a new UV curable dielectric ink based on PVP, printed on to the textile. This new inkjet printable dielectric ink is ultra-violet (UV) cured for 100 seconds to achieve a thin dielectric film suitable for a textile based capacitor. After printing, the dielectric properties were measured and the cross-sectional film structure was observed using an SEM. The inkjet printed PVP film on the textile exhibited good insulating behavior and similar flexibility to the original textile.

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Published date: 31 October 2012
Venue - Dates: IEEE Sensors 2012, Taiwan, Province of China, 2012-10-28 - 2012-10-31
Organisations: EEE


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Date deposited: 13 Nov 2012 10:14
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:12

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Author: Yi Li
Author: Russel Torah
Author: Steve Beeby ORCID iD
Author: John Tudor

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