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Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, International Workshop on (2009)
Berkeley, CA
June 3, 2009 to June 5, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-7695-3644-6
pp: 278-281
Electro-conductive textiles are increasingly demanded in our today’s technology-driven world as they combine functionalities with high wearing comfort. Thus, they are, for instance, very suitable for being applied as electrodes integrated in clothing to measure biomedical parameters of a person. For this purpose they need to be modified to provide reliable electro-conductive properties. This can be achieved by depositing metals on the textile surface. Copper and gold are good materials to be used for this purpose because of their outstanding electro-conductive properties and possibility to deposit them in form of a thin layer on the surface of a fiber. In this work preference was given to copper. Hence, a thin layer of copper was deposited on synthetic yarns by means of an electroless deposition. This paper states the coating method for the copper deposition on para-aramide yarns. Further, it reports the first results on the characterization of the copper layer and the performance of the resulting yarns.
electroless coating, para-aramide yarn, copper, polypyrrole, electroconductive textiles

A. Schwarz, P. Westbroek, L. V. Langenhove and J. Hakuzimana, "How to Equip Para-aramide Yarns with Electro-conductive Properties," 2009 Sixth International Workshop on Wearable & Implantable Body Sensor Networks Conference (BSN 2009)(BSN), Berkeley, CA, 2009, pp. 278-281.
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