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Water activated primary textile battery

Water activated primary textile battery
Water activated primary textile battery

E-textiles development has been attracting significant research interests in the past two decades. At the same time, the research of flexible battery on textile is of great interest to deliver power supply to the e-textile applications. Therefore, this paper investigate the fabrication process of water activated primary battery on textile for the easy fabrication and scalable manufacturing solution. The batteries fabricated in this research demonstrate the feasibility of delivering a high capacity power supply from a 10 mm diameter textile battery. (1) Solution processed textile battery benefits from its potential integration to the textile manufacturing plant, as compared to the conventional battery process in regards to the toxicity and rigid substrates concern. (2) Long-term storage benefit. This textile battery can be kept without deterioration as opposed to the longterm storage of conventional batteries (e.g. energy loss and leakage), whereas the water activated textile battery can be stored for years without losses. (3) Act as a power supply for emergency e-textiles applications. For examples, the person who wears the e-textiles with the water activated battery in the field can use this battery to power up the communication module to send an 'SOS' signal with geographical data and seek immediate assistance. (4) This water activated battery can also be used as a passive self-powered moisture sensor.

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Li, Yi
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Hillier, Nick
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Yong, Sheng
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Craig, Chris
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Li, Yi, Hillier, Nick, Yong, Sheng, Arumugam, Sasikumar, Craig, Chris, Harrowven, David and Beeby, Steve (2019) Water activated primary textile battery. In FLEPS 2019 - IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. (doi:10.1109/FLEPS.2019.8792274).

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Abstract

E-textiles development has been attracting significant research interests in the past two decades. At the same time, the research of flexible battery on textile is of great interest to deliver power supply to the e-textile applications. Therefore, this paper investigate the fabrication process of water activated primary battery on textile for the easy fabrication and scalable manufacturing solution. The batteries fabricated in this research demonstrate the feasibility of delivering a high capacity power supply from a 10 mm diameter textile battery. (1) Solution processed textile battery benefits from its potential integration to the textile manufacturing plant, as compared to the conventional battery process in regards to the toxicity and rigid substrates concern. (2) Long-term storage benefit. This textile battery can be kept without deterioration as opposed to the longterm storage of conventional batteries (e.g. energy loss and leakage), whereas the water activated textile battery can be stored for years without losses. (3) Act as a power supply for emergency e-textiles applications. For examples, the person who wears the e-textiles with the water activated battery in the field can use this battery to power up the communication module to send an 'SOS' signal with geographical data and seek immediate assistance. (4) This water activated battery can also be used as a passive self-powered moisture sensor.

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Published date: 1 July 2019
Venue - Dates: 1st IEEE International Conference on Flexible and Printable Sensors and Systems, FLEPS 2019, United Kingdom, 2019-07-07 - 2019-07-10

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Local EPrints ID: 436571
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/436571
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ORCID for Sheng Yong: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-8588-5981
ORCID for Sasikumar Arumugam: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7783-1799
ORCID for Chris Craig: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6919-4294
ORCID for David Harrowven: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6730-3573
ORCID for Steve Beeby: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-0800-1759

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Date deposited: 13 Dec 2019 17:30
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:43

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Author: Yi Li
Author: Nick Hillier
Author: Sheng Yong ORCID iD
Author: Sasikumar Arumugam ORCID iD
Author: Chris Craig ORCID iD
Author: David Harrowven ORCID iD
Author: Steve Beeby ORCID iD

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