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Dispenser printed electroluminescent lamps on textiles for smart fabric applications

De Vos, Marc, Torah, Russel and Tudor, John (2016) Dispenser printed electroluminescent lamps on textiles for smart fabric applications Smart Materials and Structures, 25, (4), pp. 1-8. (doi:10.1088/0964-1726/25/4/045016).

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Flexible electroluminescent (EL) lamps are fabricated onto woven textiles using a novel dispenser printing process. Dispenser printing utilizes pressurized air to deposit ink onto a substrate through a syringe and nozzle. This work demonstrates the first use of this technology to fabricate EL lamps. The luminance of the dispenser printed EL lamps is compared to screen-printed EL lamps, both printed on textile, and also commercial EL lamps on polyurethane film. The dispenser printed lamps are shown to have a 1.5 times higher luminance than the best performing commercially available lamp, and have a comparable performance to the screen-printed lamps.

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Accepted/In Press date: 9 November 2015
Published date: 14 March 2016
Organisations: EEE


Local EPrints ID: 397442
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Date deposited: 01 Jul 2016 10:22
Last modified: 16 Sep 2017 04:02

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Author: Marc De Vos
Author: Russel Torah
Author: John Tudor

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