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Battery-Free, Human-Motion-Powered Light-Emitting Fabric: Mechanoluminescent Textile

Title
Battery-Free, Human-Motion-Powered Light-Emitting Fabric: Mechanoluminescent Textile
Authors
Jeong, Soon MoonSong, Seong KyuSeo, Hye JinChoi, Won MiHwang, Sung-HoLee, Se GeunLim, Sang Kyoo
DGIST Authors
Jeong, Soon Moon; Song, Seong Kyu; Seo, Hye Jin; Choi, Won Mi; Hwang, Sung-HoLee, Se GeunLim, Sang Kyoo
Issue Date
2017-11
Citation
Advanced Sustainable Systems, 1(12), 1700126
Type
Article
Article Type
Article
Author Keywords
environmentally friendly lighthuman motion-powered lightlight-emitting textilemechanoluminescencesmart fabric
Keywords
WEARABLE ELECTRONICSSTRESS-DISTRIBUTIONEMISSIONDEVICESCONVERSIONPRESSUREFIBERSFIELD
ISSN
2366-7486
Abstract
Much effort is being directed at developing wearable devices because they offer the potential combination of real-time personal communication and convenient portability. In this sense, communicative textiles that can sense and respond to changes in their environment, that is, smart textiles, are attracting attention because they are easy to integrate into the human body. In particular, light-emitting textiles are preferred for high-visibility outfits for personal safety and attractive signaling that enable mutual recognition or new forms of communication. However, most light-emitting textiles, including weavable optical fibers and fiber-shaped electroluminescent devices, require electric power supply. This paper presents a mechanoluminescent fiber that is capable of emitting light and can potentially be powered just by human motions, such as body movement and muscle stretching, instead of a battery. This is achieved by utilizing a robust mechanoluminescent (ML) fiber developed by improving the binding of mechanoluminescent ZnS-embedded-polydimethylsiloxane with a primer-treated cross-shaped fiber frame and employing an adhesive layer. A novel ML fabric, created by weaving ML fibers, is also presented, which is applicable to wearable light-emitting fabrics. Battery-free, human motion-powered ML fiber is expected to make environmentally friendly and sustainable light, and further paves the way for new wearable devices that reduce energy waste.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11750/6523
DOI
10.1002/adsu.201700126
Publisher
Wiley
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Collection:
Division of Energy Technology1. Journal Articles
Division of Biotechnology1. Journal Articles


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