A ferrite nano-particles based fully printed process for tunable microwave components

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621342
Title:
A ferrite nano-particles based fully printed process for tunable microwave components
Authors:
Ghaffar, Farhan A. ( 0000-0002-4996-6290 ) ; Vaseem, Mohammad; Farooqui, Muhammad F.; Shamim, Atif ( 0000-0002-4207-4740 )
Abstract:
With the advent of nano-particles based metallic inks, inkjet printing emerged as an attractive medium for fast prototyping as well as for low cost and flexible electronics. However, at present, it is limited to printing of metallic inks on conventional microwave substrates. For fully printed designs, ideally, the substrate must also be printed. In this work, we demonstrate a fully printed process utilizing a custom Fe2O3 based magnetic ink for functional substrate printing and a custom silver-organo-complex (SOC) ink for metal traces printing. Due to the magnetic nature of the ink, this process is highly suitable for tunable microwave components. The printed magnetic substrate is characterized for the magnetostatic as well as microwave properties. The measured B(H) curve shows a saturation magnetization and remanence of 1560 and 350 Gauss respectively. As a proof of concept, a patch antenna is implemented in the proposed stack up which shows a tuning range of 4 % around the center frequency. © 2016 IEEE.
KAUST Department:
Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
Citation:
Ghaffar FA, Vaseem M, Farooqui MF, Shamim A (2016) A ferrite nano-particles based fully printed process for tunable microwave components. 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540171.
Publisher:
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Journal:
2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)
Conference/Event name:
2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016
Issue Date:
15-Aug-2016
DOI:
10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540171
Type:
Conference Paper
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Conference Papers; Integrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab; Computer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division

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dc.contributor.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
dc.contributor.authorVaseem, Mohammaden
dc.contributor.authorFarooqui, Muhammad F.en
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atifen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T06:58:05Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T06:58:05Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-15en
dc.identifier.citationGhaffar FA, Vaseem M, Farooqui MF, Shamim A (2016) A ferrite nano-particles based fully printed process for tunable microwave components. 2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS). Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540171.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/MWSYM.2016.7540171en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621342-
dc.description.abstractWith the advent of nano-particles based metallic inks, inkjet printing emerged as an attractive medium for fast prototyping as well as for low cost and flexible electronics. However, at present, it is limited to printing of metallic inks on conventional microwave substrates. For fully printed designs, ideally, the substrate must also be printed. In this work, we demonstrate a fully printed process utilizing a custom Fe2O3 based magnetic ink for functional substrate printing and a custom silver-organo-complex (SOC) ink for metal traces printing. Due to the magnetic nature of the ink, this process is highly suitable for tunable microwave components. The printed magnetic substrate is characterized for the magnetostatic as well as microwave properties. The measured B(H) curve shows a saturation magnetization and remanence of 1560 and 350 Gauss respectively. As a proof of concept, a patch antenna is implemented in the proposed stack up which shows a tuning range of 4 % around the center frequency. © 2016 IEEE.en
dc.publisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)en
dc.subjectferriteen
dc.subjectmagnetic materialsen
dc.subjectresonatoren
dc.subjecttunable devicesen
dc.titleA ferrite nano-particles based fully printed process for tunable microwave componentsen
dc.typeConference Paperen
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Divisionen
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Laben
dc.identifier.journal2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS)en
dc.conference.date22 May 2016 through 27 May 2016en
dc.conference.name2016 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, IMS 2016en
kaust.authorGhaffar, Farhan A.en
kaust.authorVaseem, Mohammaden
kaust.authorFarooqui, Muhammad F.en
kaust.authorShamim, Atifen
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