Quantification of fundamental textile properties of electronic textiles fabricated using different techniques

Shahidi, A.M. ORCID: 0000-0002-7780-3122, Marasinghe, K. ORCID: 0000-0001-9050-5261, Ebrahimi, P. ORCID: 0009-0003-2088-6857, Wood, J., Rahemtulla, Z. ORCID: 0000-0002-4695-821X, Jobling, P. ORCID: 0009-0009-0550-7963, Oliveira, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-8143-3534, Dias, T. and Hughes-Riley, T. ORCID: 0000-0001-8020-430X, 2024. Quantification of fundamental textile properties of electronic textiles fabricated using different techniques. Textiles, 4 (2), pp. 218-236. ISSN 2673-7248

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Electronic textiles (E-textiles) have experienced an increase in interest in recent years leading to a variety of new concepts emerging in the field. Despite these technical innovations, there is limited literature relating to the testing of E-textiles for some of the fundamental properties linked to wearer comfort. As such, this research investigates four fundamental properties of E-textiles: air permeability, drape, heat transfer, and moisture transfer. Three different types of E-textiles were explored: an embroidered electrode, a knitted electrode, and a knitted structure with an embedded electronic yarn. All of the E-textiles utilized the same base knitted fabric structure to facilitate a comparative study. The study used established textile testing practices to evaluate the E-textiles to ascertain the suitability of these standards for these materials. The study provides a useful point of reference to those working in the field and highlights some limitations of existing textile testing methodologies when applied to E-textiles.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Textiles
Creators: Shahidi, A.M., Marasinghe, K., Ebrahimi, P., Wood, J., Rahemtulla, Z., Jobling, P., Oliveira, C., Dias, T. and Hughes-Riley, T.
Publisher: MDPI AG
Date: 3 May 2024
Volume: 4
Number: 2
ISSN: 2673-7248
Rights: © 2024 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham School of Art & Design
Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Laura Ward
Date Added: 09 May 2024 08:45
Last Modified: 24 May 2024 10:35
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URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/51415

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