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In this study, we successfully fabricated color-coated electronic fibers by depositing Al2O3/TiO2 on commercially available electronic fibers and evaluated their mechanical properties, such as tensile and shrinkage properties, as well as their chemical stability upon acid-base exposure. The coloring features of single-layer TiO2 and alternating Al2O3/TiO2 multilayers deposited by atomic layer deposition (ALD) were experimentally examined on a silicon substrate. The color of the coated fibers could be tuned to violet, green, or pink just by varying the layer thickness; hence, this method is highly effective in enhancing the fastness of structural color on conductive fabrics. Simulation results revealed that five different colors can be obtained with single-layer TiO2 and Al2O3/TiO2 multilayers were shown depending on the film thickness and their refractive indices. The chemical stability of the color-coated fibers was studied by immersing them in acidic and basic solutions. It was found that the fibers could withstand these solutions, with almost negligible changes in their morphology; this in turn indicates their excellent chemical stability. These switchable stable color-based conductive fibers can be used as a platform to directly integrate future wearable electronics in textiles.
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Name: Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids
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An emulsion of solid color which when spread over a surface leaves a thin decorative and or protective coating.
Cylindrical epithelial cells in the innermost layer of the ENAMEL ORGAN. Their functions include contribution to the development of the dentinoenamel junction by the deposition of a layer of the matrix, thus producing the foundation for the prisms (the structural units of the DENTAL ENAMEL), and production of the matrix for the enamel prisms and interprismatic substance. (From Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
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A layer of protein coating adsorbed by NANOPARTICLES upon entry into PLASMA or other protein-containing biological fluids, which affects how nanoparticles are internalized by cells and cleared from the body.