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dc.contributor.authorMcKerricher, Garret
dc.contributor.authorVaseem, Mohammad
dc.contributor.authorShamim, Atif
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-07T08:28:37Z
dc.date.available2017-02-07T08:28:37Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-30
dc.identifier.citationMcKerricher G, Vaseem M, Shamim A (2017) Fully inkjet-printed microwave passive electronics. Microsystems & Nanoengineering 3: 16075. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/micronano.2016.75.
dc.identifier.issn2055-7434
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/micronano.2016.75
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/622837
dc.description.abstractFully inkjet-printed three-dimensional (3D) objects with integrated metal provide exciting possibilities for on-demand fabrication of radio frequency electronics such as inductors, capacitors, and filters. To date, there have been several reports of printed radio frequency components metallized via the use of plating solutions, sputtering, and low-conductivity pastes. These metallization techniques require rather complex fabrication, and do not provide an easily integrated or versatile process. This work utilizes a novel silver ink cured with a low-cost infrared lamp at only 80 °C, and achieves a high conductivity of 1×107 S m−1. By inkjet printing the infrared-cured silver together with a commercial 3D inkjet ultraviolet-cured acrylic dielectric, a multilayer process is demonstrated. By using a smoothing technique, both the conductive ink and dielectric provide surface roughness values of <500 nm. A radio frequency inductor and capacitor exhibit state-of-the-art quality factors of 8 and 20, respectively, and match well with electromagnetic simulations. These components are implemented in a lumped element radio frequency filter with an impressive insertion loss of 0.8 dB at 1 GHz, proving the utility of the process for sensitive radio frequency applications.
dc.description.sponsorshipGarret McKerricher and Dr Mohammad Vaseem contributed equally to this work. We acknowledge financial support from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Office of Sponsored Research (OSR). For assistance and training with the Objet printer, we greatly appreciate the support of Rahman M. Hasan at the Visualization Facilities at KAUST. We would also like to thank Nini Wei, Long Chen and Shuai Yang for their work and assistance with SEM analysis of the films.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.nature.com/articles/micronano201675
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the article’s Creative Commons license, unless indicated otherwise in the credit line; if the material is not included under the Creative Commons license, users will need to obtain permission from the license holder to reproduce the material. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
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dc.titleFully inkjet-printed microwave passive electronics
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentComputer, Electrical and Mathematical Sciences and Engineering (CEMSE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentElectrical Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentIntegrated Microwave Packaging Antennas and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Lab
dc.identifier.journalMicrosystems & Nanoengineering
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kaust.personMcKerricher, Garret
kaust.personVaseem, Mohammad
kaust.personShamim, Atif
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-14T04:49:42Z


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