Electrical resistivity and thermal conductivity properties of graphene-coated woven fabrics

Manasoglu G., ÇELEN R., KANIK M., ULCAY Y.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED POLYMER SCIENCE, vol.136, no.40, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 136 Issue: 40
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/app.48024
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: coatings, conducting polymers, textiles, ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS, ELECTRODE, TEXTILES
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, it was aimed to develop electrically and thermal conductive textiles surfaces. Pretreated polyester fabrics were coated with nano graphene powders at different concentration rates (50, 100, and 200 g/kg) by knife over roll technique. Electrical resistivity, thermal conductivity, thickness and mass per unit area measurements, bending rigidity, and abrasion resistance tests of coated fabrics were performed. Surface resistivity measurements of coated fabrics were made according to ASTM D 257 standard with Keithley 8009 Resistivity Test Fixture. Surface electrical resistivity values of coated fabrics decreased with increasing concentration rates. Of note, 2.53 x 10(4) omega/sq surface resistivity value was obtained at 200 g/kg graphene concentration rate. Thermal conductivity measurements of coated fabrics were made according to JIS R 2618 standard with Quick Thermal Conductivity Meter (QTM-710). Thermal conductivity property of fabrics improved depending on graphene concentration. The highest thermal conductivity value (0.4243 W/mK) was obtained at 200 g/kg graphene concentration rate. One of the most important results of the study was that a maximum weight loss of 0.40% was observed in the abrasion resistance test even after 100 000 cycles. (c) 2019 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.