Conformal printing of electrically small antennas on three-dimensional surfaces

Jacob J. Adams, Eric B. Duoss, Thomas F. Malkowski, Michael J. Motala, Bok Yeop Ahn, Ralph G. Nuzzo, Jennifer T. Bernhard, Jennifer A Lewis

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Abstract

Conformal printing of electrically small antennas onto the convex and concave surfaces of hemispherical glass substrates is demonstrated. Their bandwidth approaches the fundamental limit for their size, offering nearly an order of magnitude improvement over rudimentary monopole designs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1335-1340
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Materials
Volume23
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2011

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • antenna
  • conformal printing
  • nanoparticle ink
  • printed electronics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Adams, J. J., Duoss, E. B., Malkowski, T. F., Motala, M. J., Ahn, B. Y., Nuzzo, R. G., Bernhard, J. T., & Lewis, J. A. (2011). Conformal printing of electrically small antennas on three-dimensional surfaces. Advanced Materials, 23(11), 1335-1340. https://doi.org/10.1002/adma.201003734