Spun Carbon Nanotube Fibres and Films as an Alternative to Printed Electronic Components

Taborowska Patrycja , Tomasz Giżewski , Jeff Patmore , Daniel Janczak , Małgorzata Jakubowska , Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus

Abstract

Current studies of carbon nanotubes have enabled both new electronic applications and improvements to the performance of existing ones. Manufacturing of macroscopic electronic components with this material generally involves the use of printed electronic methods, which must use carbon nanotube (CNT) powders. However, in recent years, it has been shown that the use of ready-made self-standing macroscopic CNT assemblies could have considerable potential in the future development of electronic components. Two examples of these are spun carbon nanotube fibers and CNT films. The following paper considers whether these spun materials may replace printed electronic CNT elements in all applications. To enable the investigation of this question some practical experiments were undertaken. They included the formation of smart textile elements, flexible and transparent components, and structural electronic devices. By taking this approach it has been possible to show that CNT fibres and films are highly versatile materials that may improve the electrical and mechanical performance of many currently produced printed electronic elements. Additionally, the use of these spun materials may enable many new applications and functionalities particularly in the area of e-textiles. However, as with every new technology, it has its limitations, and these are also considered.
Author Taborowska Patrycja (FM / IMBE)
Taborowska Patrycja,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Tomasz Giżewski - Wydział Elektrotechniki i Informatyki [Politechnika Lubelska (PL)], Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy [University of Cambridge (CAM)]
Tomasz Giżewski,,
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, Jeff Patmore - Pembroke College [University of Cambridge (CAM)]
Jeff Patmore,,
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, Daniel Janczak (FM / IMBE)
Daniel Janczak,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Małgorzata Jakubowska (FM / IMBE)
Małgorzata Jakubowska,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
, Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus (FM / IMBE)
Agnieszka Łękawa-Raus,,
- The Institute of Metrology and Biomedical Engineering
Journal seriesMaterials, ISSN 1996-1944
Issue year2020
Vol13
No2
Pages1-16
Publication size in sheets0.75
Keywords in Englishcarbon nanotubes, carbon nanotube fibers, carbon nanotube films, printed electronics, structural electronics, smart textiles, electrical conductors
ASJC Classification2500 General Materials Science
DOIDOI:10.3390/ma13020431
URL https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/13/2/431
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)140
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 140.0, 03-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2017 = 1.285; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.972 (2) - 2018=3.532 (5)
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