CORVALLIS – A research team at Oregon State University has developed a method to produce low-cost, conductive circuits that can be printed onto fabrics at temperatures of just 120oC.
The concept encompasses crystal structures – known as perovskite, which was first discovered in the 1800s – and simple inkjet printing to create circuits that, in theory, could be used as a source of electricity within smart garments.
“The simplicity of our ink, the process' scalability and the thermistor performance are all promising for the future of wearable e-textiles,” says professor of chemical engineering at the university, Chih-Hung Chang.
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