Fluidic patch antenna based on liquid metal alloy/single-wall carbon-nanotubes operating at the S-band frequency

Brahim Aissa, M. Nedil, M. A. Habib, E. Haddad, W. Jamroz, D. Therriault, Y. Coulibaly, F. Rosei

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Abstract

This letter describes the fabrication and characterization of a fluidic patch antenna operating at the S-band frequency (4 GHz). The antenna prototype is composed of a nanocomposite material made by a liquid metal alloy (eutectic gallium indium) blended with single-wall carbon-nanotube (SWNTs). The nanocomposite is then enclosed in a polymeric substrate by employing the UV-assisted direct-writing technology. The fluidic antennas specimens feature excellent performances, in perfect agreement with simulations, showing an increase in the electrical conductivity and reflection coefficient with respect to the SWNTs concentration. The effect of the SWNTs on the long-term stability of antenna's mechanical properties is also demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Article number063101
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume103
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Aug 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Fluidic patch antenna based on liquid metal alloy/single-wall carbon-nanotubes operating at the S-band frequency. / Aissa, Brahim; Nedil, M.; Habib, M. A.; Haddad, E.; Jamroz, W.; Therriault, D.; Coulibaly, Y.; Rosei, F.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 6, 063101, 05.08.2013.

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Aissa, B, Nedil, M, Habib, MA, Haddad, E, Jamroz, W, Therriault, D, Coulibaly, Y & Rosei, F 2013, 'Fluidic patch antenna based on liquid metal alloy/single-wall carbon-nanotubes operating at the S-band frequency', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 103, no. 6, 063101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4817861
Aissa, Brahim ; Nedil, M. ; Habib, M. A. ; Haddad, E. ; Jamroz, W. ; Therriault, D. ; Coulibaly, Y. ; Rosei, F. / Fluidic patch antenna based on liquid metal alloy/single-wall carbon-nanotubes operating at the S-band frequency. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2013 ; Vol. 103, No. 6.
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