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Effect of textile primer layer on screen printed conductors for e-textiles

Effect of textile primer layer on screen printed conductors for e-textiles
Effect of textile primer layer on screen printed conductors for e-textiles
This paper reports the influence of screen printed polyurethane (PU) primer layer on the electrical behaviour of screen printed conductors. The PU layer smooths the surface of the textile to allow flexible conductors to be printed on it. By varying the thickness of the PU film, the change in the electrical resistance of the conductors during and after bending was examined. Results show that conductors on un-coated fabrics show greater hysteresis of up to 10% more than conductors on the PU coated fabrics. As the thickness of the PU film increases, the printed conductor experiences more stress and consequently a wider variation in its resistance change during bending.
Printed circuits,, polymer film,, printed e-textiles
Komolafe, Abiodun
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Torah, Russel
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Komolafe, Abiodun
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Torah, Russel
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Komolafe, Abiodun and Torah, Russel (2021) Effect of textile primer layer on screen printed conductors for e-textiles. In IEEE International Conference on Flexible, Printable Sensors and Systems (FLEPS 2021). 4 pp . (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper reports the influence of screen printed polyurethane (PU) primer layer on the electrical behaviour of screen printed conductors. The PU layer smooths the surface of the textile to allow flexible conductors to be printed on it. By varying the thickness of the PU film, the change in the electrical resistance of the conductors during and after bending was examined. Results show that conductors on un-coated fabrics show greater hysteresis of up to 10% more than conductors on the PU coated fabrics. As the thickness of the PU film increases, the printed conductor experiences more stress and consequently a wider variation in its resistance change during bending.

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Accepted/In Press date: 24 May 2021
Keywords: Printed circuits,, polymer film,, printed e-textiles

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Local EPrints ID: 449419
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/449419
PURE UUID: e7fde5bb-db0a-4b2a-b5a2-95663f6c1c52
ORCID for Russel Torah: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5598-2860

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Date deposited: 28 May 2021 16:30
Last modified: 29 May 2021 01:39

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Author: Abiodun Komolafe
Author: Russel Torah ORCID iD

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