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Volume 112, Issue 9, 01 November 2012
Smart textiles research represents a new model for generating creative and novel solutions for integrating electronics into unusual environments and will result in new discoveries that push the boundaries of science forward. A key driver for smart textiles research is the fact that both textile and electronics fabrication processes are capable of functionalizing large-area surfaces at very high speeds. In this article we review the history of smart textiles development, introducing the main trends and technological challenges faced in this field. Then, we identify key challenges that are the focus of ongoing research. We then proceed to discuss fundamentals of smart textiles: textile fabrication methods and textile interconnect lines, textile sensor, and output device components and integration of commercial components into textile architectures. Next we discuss representative smart textile systems and finally provide our outlook over the field and a prediction for the future.
The role of Anderson-Gruneisen parameter in the estimation of self-diffusion coefficients in alkaline earth oxides112(2012); http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4766384View Description Hide Description
In a previous publication [J. Appl. Phys. 110, 036103 (2011)], we have shown that the bulk expansivity and elastic data can reproduce the self-diffusion coefficients in MgO over a wide range of values, i.e., 20 orders of magnitude. This publication was crossed with recent studies supporting the view that the Anderson-Gruneisen parameter δ is independent of the temperature in alkaline earth oxides. Here, we take this view and using the resulting elastic and expansivity parameters, we repeat the calculation for the diffusion coefficient of O in MgO. The results obtained agree with the experimental data.