A stretchable alternating current electroluminescent fiber

Dan Hu*, Xiuru Xu, Jingsheng Miao, Ori Gidron, Hong Meng

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Flexible, stretchable electroluminescent fibers are of significance to meet the escalating requirements of increasing complexity and multifunctionality of smart electronics. We report a stretchable alternating current electroluminescent (ACEL) fiber by a low-cost and all solution-processed scalable process. The ACEL fiber provides high stretchability, decent light-emitting performance, with excellent stability and nearly zero hysteresis. It can be stretched up to 80% strain. Our ACEL fiber device maintained a stable luminance for over 6000 stretch-release cycles at 50% strain. The mechanical stretchability and optical stability of our ACEL fiber device provides new possibilities towards next-generation stretchable displays, electronic textiles, advanced biomedical imaging and lighting, conformable visual readouts in arbitrary shapes, and novel health-monitoring devices.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number184
Issue number2
StatePublished - 24 Jan 2018

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  • Electroluminescence device
  • Scalable
  • Stretchable fibers


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