Inkjet-printed antennas, sensors and circuits on paper substrate

Sangkil Kim, Benjamin Cook, Taoran Le, James Cooper, Hoseon Lee, Vasileios Lakafosis, Rushi Vyas, Riccardo Moro, Maurizio Bozzi, Apostolos Georgiadis, Ana Collado, Manos M. Tentzeris

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Abstract

Inkjet-printing is a very promising technology for the development of microwave circuits and components. Inkjet-printing technology of conductive silver nanoparticles on an organic flexible paper substrate is introduced in this study. The paper substrate is characterised using the T-resonator method. A variety of microwave passive and active devices, as well as complete circuits inkjet-printed on paper substrates are introduced. This work includes inkjet-printed artificial magnetic conductor structures, a substrate integrated waveguide, solar-powered beacon oscillator for wireless power transfer and localisation, energy harvesting circuits and nanocarbon-based gas-sensing materials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene. This study presents an overview of recent advances of inkjet-printed electronics on paper substrate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)858-868
Number of pages11
JournalIET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation
Volume7
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jul 2013

Keywords

  • FREQUENCY-SELECTIVE SURFACES
  • FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • ELEMENTS
  • ARRAY

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