Characterization of Inkjet Printed Coplanar Waveguides for Flexible Electronics
2011 (English)In: NIP27: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2011: TECHNICAL PROGRAMS, ABSTRACTS, AND CD PROCEEDINGS, IS & T , 2011, 454-457 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The low conductivity and thin layers of the inkjet-printed metal conductors have always been a big concern in paper-based printed electronics for high frequency applications. To provide the fundamental knowledge, the high frequency characteristics of inkjet-printed coplanar waveguides on paper substrate were studied experimentally in terms of characteristic impedance and conductor losses using the time domain reflectometry technique. The influences of different printing settings and of geometric parameters on the waveguide's properties were investigated. Considering the measurement accuracy in high frequency characterization, one sample with an impedance of 51.2Ω was achieved. The electrical stability of the samples was also studied and explained. In addition, one waveguide sample was printed in a way that the pattern area with the highest current density is thickened. This variable ink-layer thickness approach has successfully been proven as a promising solution to reduce the conductor losses and yet consuming less ink.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IS & T , 2011. 454-457 p.
Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-49466ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84860722977ISBN: 978-0-89208-296-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-49466DiVA: diva2:459721
NIP27: International Conference on Digital Printing Technologies and Digital Fabrication 2011, Minneapolis, MN; October 2011
FunderVINNOVAEU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, 243557 through EU FP7-SME-2008-2
QC 201112012011-11-282011-11-282016-06-15Bibliographically approved