Pyroprotein-based electronic textiles with high thermal durability

Jun Woo Jeon, Joo Young Oh, Se Youn Cho, Sungho Lee, Hyun Seok Jang, Won Taek Jung, Jeong Gyun Kim, Hyeonbeom Kim, Hyuk Jin Kim, Seong Yeon Kim, Songlee Han, Jun Ho Kim, Young Jun Chang, Dongseok Suh, Hyoung Joon Jin, Byung Hoon Kim

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Electronic textiles (e-textiles) need to have high heat durability for various applications. However, current e-textiles are usually damaged by high-temperature processes. We report silk-based e-textiles fabricated by simple pyrolysis with axial stretching that demonstrate high electrical conductivity and thermal durability. The electrical conductivity of the proposed e-textiles was on the order of 103S/cm and the electrical characteristics were maintained even after heating and bending. Furthermore, we prepared e-textiles with various electronic properties, such as semiconducting, superconducting, and light-emitting properties, by depositing ZnO, MoSe2, and NbN onto the commercial silk-based e-textiles using sputtering and evaporation. We introduced a simple method for fabricating silk-based e-textiles with various electronic properties, which are compatible with the current textile industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-950
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 2018


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