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Fiber network modified with graphene for foldable and wearable electronics

13th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology


Pietro Cataldi, Ilker S Bayer, Francesco Bonaccorso, Vittorio Pellegrini, Athanassia Athanassiou and Roberto Cingolani

Italian Institute of Technology, Italy

ScientificTracks Abstracts: Res. Rev. J Mat. Sci

DOI: 10.4172/2321-6212-C1-008


Flexible and foldable electronic components require materials that can retain their electrical conductivity even after hard mechanical manipulations and multiple folding events. Such a material was realized with two different methods exploiting the combination of all-biodegradable components (substrate and the polymer matrix) and graphene nanoplatelets (GnPs). A fibrous cellulose substrate was sized with a biopolymer-GnPs conductive ink rendering it electrically conductive (sheet resistance ≈10 Ω/sq). The obtained nanocomposites can be used as electrodes for surface electromyography and for terahertz electromagnetic interference shielding. With a similar approach, a flexible cotton-GnPs conductive nanocomposite was realized. This material addresses several drawbacks related to durability and washability of wearable electronics material. Micro-cracks formed after repeated folding-unfolding events can be healed through a hot-pressing process. Such cotton based conductive composites could find several applications in smart textile industry. References 1.Hyun et al. (2013) Foldable Graphene Electronic Circuits Based on Paper Substrates. Adv. Mater.; 25 (34): 4729-34. 2.Cataldi et al. (2016) Cellulosic Graphene Biocomposites for Versatile High-Performance Flexible Electronic Applications. Adv. El. Mater.; 2: 1600245.


Pietro Cataldi has completed his masters in physics from Genova University. He is currently pursuing PhD in Smart Materials group at the Italian Institute of Technology. He has published 5 papers in reputed journals. He has a patent request pending. helps to translate Spanish to English and English to Spanish for free. kullanarak 100'den fazla dil ciftinde hemen ceviriler yapabilirsiniz.ingilizce turkce ceviri helps to translate English to Spanish to English for free. ingilizce turkce ceviri, turkce ingilizce ceviri, ingilizce turkce cumle ceviri, ingililizceyi turkceye ceviri ve turkceyi ingilizceye ceviri gibi tum dillerde dogru ceviri hizmetleri sunuyor. kullanarak 100'den fazla dil ciftinde hemen ceviriler yapabilirsiniz.ingilizce turkce ceviri