M. Akbari, H. He, J. Juuti, M. M. Tentzeris, J. Virkki, and L. Ukkonen, “3D Printed and Photonically Cured Graphene UHF RFID Tags on Textile, Wood, and Cardboard Substrates,” International Journal of Antennas and Propagation, vol. 2017, Article ID 7327398, 8 pages, 2017. doi:10.1155/2017/7327398
3D printed and photonically cured graphene UHF RFID tags on textile, wood, and cardboard substrates
|Author:||Akbari, Mitra1,2; He, Han1,2; Juuti, Jari3;|
2Faculty of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering, Tampere University of Technology
3Microelectronics Research Unit, University of Oulu
4School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe201708248201
|Publish Date:|| 2017-08-24
This paper introduces 3D direct writing and microdispensing of graphene ultrahigh frequency (UHF) radio-frequency-identification (RFID) antennas on textile, wood, and cardboard substrates, subsequently cured either by conventional oven or photonically by pulsed Xenon flashes. Photonic-cured passive UHF RFID graphene tags on cardboard, wood, and textile substrates achieve read ranges of 5.4, 4.6, and 4 meters, respectively. These results are superior to those achieved by the oven-cured tags that featured read ranges of 4.8, 4.5, and 3.6 meters, respectively. This work presents the first integration of 3D printing and photonic curing of graphene antennas on low-cost versatile substrates.
International journal of antennas and propagation
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
213 Electronic, automation and communications engineering, electronics
This research is funded by Academy of Finland (Decisions nos. 285219 and 294534), Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation, the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (TEKES), Tekniikan edistämissäätiö, and HPY Research Foundation.
|Academy of Finland Grant Number:||
285219 (Academy of Finland Funding decision)
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