Characteristics of electrically conducting polymer-coated textiles

Han Kyun Kim, Mi Sun Kim, So Yeon Chun, Yun Heum Park, Boong Soo Jeon, Jun Young Lee, Young Ki Hong, Jinsoo Joo, Seong Hun Kim

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Intrinsically conducting polymer (ICP)/textile composites were prepared by coating polypyrrole (PPy) or poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiopene) (PEDOT) on the fabrics through chemical and electrochemical oxidation of pyrrole or EDOT. We investigated the effects of the preparation conditions on the properties of the resulting composite such as ICP content, electrical conductivity, surface morphology, and electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness (EAI SE). The specific volume resistivity of the composite was as low as 0.3Ω-cm, giving rise to about 36 dB of EMI SE over the wide range of frequency up to 1.5 GHz. We also prepared the elastic textile composites, exhibiting a monotonic increase of the electrical resistance with the elongation up to 50%. We, therefore, propose the elastic textile composite can be used as a strain sensor for large deformation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-169
Number of pages9
JournalMolecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals
Publication statusPublished - 2003

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by Korea Research Foundation (Grant No. KRF-2001-041-E00377). *Address correspondence to Jun Young Lee, School of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746, Korea. Tel.: 82-31-290-7319, Fax: 82-31-290-7330, E-mail: [email protected]


  • Electrically conducting textile composite
  • Electromagnetic interference shielding
  • Intrinsically conducting polymer
  • Poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)
  • Polypyrrole
  • Strain sensor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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