Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Abstract-Microfluidic tunable inkjet-printed metamaterial absorber on paper

Microfluidic tunable inkjet-printed metamaterial absorber on paper

Kenyu Ling, Minyeong Yoo, Wenjing Su, Kyeongseob Kim, Benjamin Cook, Manos M. Tentzeris, and Sungjoon Lim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 110-120 (2015)
In this paper, we propose a novel microfluidic tunable metamaterial (MM) absorber printed on a paper substrate in silver nanoparticle ink. The metamaterial is designed using a periodic array consisting of square patches. The conductive patterns are inkjet-printed on paper using silver nanoparticle inks. The microfluidic channels are laser-etched on polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA). The conductive patterns on paper and the microfluidic channels on PMMA are bonded by an SU-8 layer that is also inkjet-printed on the conductive patterns. The proposed MM absorber provides frequency-tuning capability for different fluids in the microfluidic channels. We performed full-wave simulations and measurements that confirmed that the resonant frequency decreased from 4.42 GHz to 3.97 GHz after the injection of distilled water into the microfluidic channels. For both empty and water-filled channels, the absorptivity is higher than 90% at horizontal and vertical polarizations.
© 2015 Optical Society of America

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