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An ultrathin rechargeable solid-state zinc ion fiber battery for electronic textiles

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Electronic textiles (e-textiles), having the capability of interacting with the human body and surroundings, are changing our everyday life in fundamental and meaningful ways. Yet, the expansion of the field of e-textiles is still limited by the lack of stable and biocompatible power sources with aesthetic designs. Here, we report a rechargeable solid-state Zn/MnO2 fiber battery with stable cyclic performance exceeding 500 hours while maintaining 98.0% capacity after more than 1000 charging/recharging cycles. The mechanism of the high electrical and mechanical performance due to the graphene oxide���embedded polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel electrolytes was rationalized by Monte Carlo simulation and finite element analysis. With a collection of key features including thin, light weight, economic, and biocompatible as well as high energy density, the Zn/MnO2 fiber battery could seamlessly be integrated into a multifunctional on-body e-textile, which provides a stable power unit for continuous and simultaneous heart rate, temperature, humidity, and altitude monitoring.

UOW Authors


  •   Dou, Shi
  •   Han, Chao (external author)
  •   Li, Weijie (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Xiao, X., Xiao, X., Zhou, Y., Zhao, X., Chen, G., Liu, Z., . . . Chen, J. (2021). An ultrathin rechargeable solid-state zinc ion fiber battery for electronic textiles. Science Advances, 7(49). doi:10.1126/sciadv.abl3742

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85120706686

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 49

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Electronic textiles (e-textiles), having the capability of interacting with the human body and surroundings, are changing our everyday life in fundamental and meaningful ways. Yet, the expansion of the field of e-textiles is still limited by the lack of stable and biocompatible power sources with aesthetic designs. Here, we report a rechargeable solid-state Zn/MnO2 fiber battery with stable cyclic performance exceeding 500 hours while maintaining 98.0% capacity after more than 1000 charging/recharging cycles. The mechanism of the high electrical and mechanical performance due to the graphene oxide���embedded polyvinyl alcohol hydrogel electrolytes was rationalized by Monte Carlo simulation and finite element analysis. With a collection of key features including thin, light weight, economic, and biocompatible as well as high energy density, the Zn/MnO2 fiber battery could seamlessly be integrated into a multifunctional on-body e-textile, which provides a stable power unit for continuous and simultaneous heart rate, temperature, humidity, and altitude monitoring.

UOW Authors


  •   Dou, Shi
  •   Han, Chao (external author)
  •   Li, Weijie (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2021

Citation


  • Xiao, X., Xiao, X., Zhou, Y., Zhao, X., Chen, G., Liu, Z., . . . Chen, J. (2021). An ultrathin rechargeable solid-state zinc ion fiber battery for electronic textiles. Science Advances, 7(49). doi:10.1126/sciadv.abl3742

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85120706686

Volume


  • 7

Issue


  • 49

Place Of Publication