Design and fabrication of fluidic patch antenna based liquid metal alloy (EGaIn) and single wall carbon nanotubes nanocomposites

Brahim Aissa, E. Haddad, W. Jamroz, M. Nedil

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Abstract

This letter describes the design and fabrication of fluidic patch antenna that incorporates a liquid metal alloy (EGaIn) and single wall carbon nanotubes (SWNTs) nanocomposites and operates at 4 GHz frequency. Based on our simulations results, we have first used our recently developed UV-assisted direct-writing technology to design the patch antenna onto a polydimethylsiloxane substrate, followed by embedding the EGaIn/SWNT nanocomposites. The fabricated prototypes exhibited excellent antanna performances, in total agreement with simulations, showing an increase in the composite electrical conductivity and reflection coefficients with respect to SWNTs concentration. The effect of the SWNTs on the long-term stability of mechanical properties of the fabricated specimen was also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest)
Pages1856-1857
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013 - Orlando, FL
Duration: 7 Jul 201313 Jul 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society International Symposium, APSURSI 2013
CityOrlando, FL
Period7/7/1313/7/13

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Aissa, B., Haddad, E., Jamroz, W., & Nedil, M. (2013). Design and fabrication of fluidic patch antenna based liquid metal alloy (EGaIn) and single wall carbon nanotubes nanocomposites. In IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, AP-S International Symposium (Digest) (pp. 1856-1857). [6711586] https://doi.org/10.1109/APS.2013.6711586