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Conducting cellulose fibres and yarns for circular electronic textiles

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Conducting fibres and yarns are essential components of the next generation of wearable electronics that seamlessly integrate electronic function into one of the most versatile and most widely used form of materials: textiles. Necessary requirements are a high degree of wash and wear resistance. Traditionally, colouring of cotton, viscose and lyocell fibres is done with reactive dyes that covalently bind to the cellulose material. We will mimic this process by using conducting polymers that dye cellulose fibres, through electrostatic interactions or covalent bonds.

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