Navigation Links
Printing silver onto fibers could pave the way for flexible, wearable electronics
Date:7/31/2013

A new technique for depositing silver onto clothing fibres could open up huge opportunities in wearable electronics.

Scientists at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the UK's National Measurement Institute, have developed a way to print silver directly onto fibres. This new technique could make integrating electronics into all types of clothing simple and practical. This has many potential applications in sports, health, medicine, consumer electronics and fashion.

Most current plans for wearable electronics require weaving conductive materials into fabrics, which offer limited flexibility and can only be achieved when integrated into the design of the clothing from the start. NPL's technique could allow lightweight circuits to be printed directly onto complete garments.

Silver coated fibres created using this technique are flexible and stretchable, meaning circuits can be easily printed onto many different types of fabric, including wool which is knitted in tight loops.

The technique involves chemically bonding a nano‐silver layer onto individual fibres to a thickness of 20 nm. The conductive silver layer fully encapsulates fibres and has good adhesion and excellent conductivity.

Chris Hunt, Project Lead, says: "The technique has many potential applications. One particularly exciting area is wearable sensors and antennas which could be used for monitoring, for example checking on patients and vulnerable people; data capture and feedback for soldiers in the field; and performance monitoring in sports. It offers particular benefits over the 'weaving in' approach, as the conductive pattern and flexibility ensures that sensors are always positioned in the same location on the body."

The technique could also create opportunities in fashion and consumer technology, such as incorporating LED lighting into clothing or having touch-screens on shirt sleeves.

In addition, silver has antibacterial p
'/>"/>

Contact: David Lewis
david@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01865
National Physical Laboratory
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. Organovo Announces Close of $15.2 Million Private Placement to Advance 3D Bioprinting for Medical Applications
2. Low-cost optical components through nanoimprinting lithography
3. Bioprinting has promising future
4. 3D printing breakthrough with human embryonic stem cells
5. The In View Series Announces Plans for a New Series on 3D-Printing
6. Using 3-D printing and injectable molds, bioengineered ears look and act like the real thing
7. Desktop printing at the nano level
8. On the road to plasmonics with silver polyhedral nanocrystals
9. Researchers create highly conductive and elastic conductors using silver nanowires
10. Nanotechnology helps scientists keep silver shiny
11. Silver nanocubes make super light absorbers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/15/2014)... OXFORD, England and SAN JOSE, California ... an international biotechnology company developing antibody-drug conjugates for cancer, today ... its Board of Directors. Dr Reynolds has over 20 years, ... Chief Medical Officer at Seattle Genetics. "I am ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Two champions of science, technology, ... of an annual competition for middle and high school ... innovative STEM study. The competition presents students with real-world ... Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and Sciences is a program ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 AudioNotch is ... new therapy for the treatment of tinnitus. Patients listen ... frequency, and over a period of weeks to months, their ... Therapy in two forms: Notched Music and Notched White Noise. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014  3D Communications, a leading provider of strategic communications services ... media events in the United States and ... Virginia Cox , JD, is returning to the firm,s ... re-joins 3D after more than two years of service as Associate ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 2Oxford BioTherapeutics Appoints Thomas C Reynolds MD, PhD to its Board of Directors 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 2Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 3Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 4Technology Student Association Partners with Leaders in STEM Education Advocacy for Annual Competition 5Former FDA Associate Commissioner Returns To 3D Communications 2
... Ion Trap MS n , , , ... Shaler, , Paul Shieh, and William S. Hancock, , , ... Protein Glycosylation , , , , The ... mass spectrometer with MS n , capability., , , ...
... , , , , , Andreas ... , , , , ... Thermo Finnigan LCQTMion , trap mass spectrometer with MS n capability. ... , Calmodulin (CaM) is the primary high-affinity Ca ...
... , , , , , ... in eukaryotic cell cultures , requires double-stranded molecules known ... licensed supplier of siRNA, offering a custom , ... directed against common target genes, and a Cancer , ...
Cached Biology Technology:Structural Analysis of Glycosylated Peptides in Complex Mixtures with , Ion Trap MSn 2Structural Analysis of Glycosylated Peptides in Complex Mixtures with , Ion Trap MSn 3Structural Analysis of Glycosylated Peptides in Complex Mixtures with , Ion Trap MSn 4Structural Analysis of Glycosylated Peptides in Complex Mixtures with , Ion Trap MSn 5Structural Analysis of Glycosylated Peptides in Complex Mixtures with , Ion Trap MSn 6Identification of Low-Level Oxidation Products in Calmodulin Using NanoSpray , Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry 2Identification of Low-Level Oxidation Products in Calmodulin Using NanoSpray , Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry 3Identification of Low-Level Oxidation Products in Calmodulin Using NanoSpray , Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry 4Identification of Low-Level Oxidation Products in Calmodulin Using NanoSpray , Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry 5Identification of Low-Level Oxidation Products in Calmodulin Using NanoSpray , Ion Trap Mass Spectrometry 6RNAi Gene Silencing System 2RNAi Gene Silencing System 3
(Date:4/17/2014)... study suggests that fish consumption advisories for expecting ... long-lived contaminants like persistent organic pollutants (POPs). ... researchers including University of Toronto Scarborough PhD student ... how different levels of environmental contamination, a mother,s ... in the body influenced exposure in her children. ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... hundred births, Down syndrome - or trisomy 21 - ... It results from a chromosomal abnormality where cells of ... (1% of the human genome). A study conducted by ... Genetic Medicine and Development at the University of Geneva ... shed light on how the extra chromosome 21 upsets ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... in bone marrow need to produce hydrogen sulfide in ... to a new study from the Center for Craniofacial ... of USC. , Professor Songtao Shi, principal investigator on ... by the cells governs the flow of calcium ions. ... that results in osteogenesis, or the creation of new ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fish consumption advisories fail to cover all types of contaminants 2Trisomy 21: How an extra little chromosome throws the entire genome off balance 2Trisomy 21: How an extra little chromosome throws the entire genome off balance 3
... The apparently random self-assembly of molecular threads into the ... frantic than previously thought, Michigan State University scientists say. ... the nature of some diseases. How proteins spontaneously ... wide variety of functional or malfunctioning three-dimensional ...
... A phylogenetic analysis can take a long time to ... efficiently and effectively. The National Institute for Mathematical and ... focusing on high performance computing (HPC) for phylogenetics. ... to use TeraGrid, the CIPRES Portal, the iPlant Discovery ...
... The American Physical Society (APS) announces a new public ... public libraries in the United States full use of ... back to the first issue in 1893, a collection ... provide this access at no cost to participating public ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists post lower speed limit for cell-signaling protein assembly 2
Hybridization chamblers suitable for use with all ChIP-GLAS microarrays....
Rabbit polyclonal to BCA1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Generated using E.coli expressed mouse BCA1. Entrez GeneID: 10563 SWISS Protein ID: O43927...
SH3 Proteins II Sampler Kit 10g each...
Tumor Suppressor Sampler Kit 10 mu g each...
Biology Products: