Advanced Materials

Conformal Printing of Electrically Small Antennas on Three-Dimensional Surfaces

Authors

  • Jacob J. Adams,

    1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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    • These authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Eric B. Duoss,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
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    1. Present address: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Center for Micro- and Nano- Technology, Livermore, CA 94550 USA
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  • Thomas F. Malkowski,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
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  • Michael J. Motala,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
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  • Bok Yeop Ahn,

    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
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  • Ralph G. Nuzzo,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois 61801, USA
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  • Jennifer T. Bernhard,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
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  • Jennifer A. Lewis

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
    • Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 USA.
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Abstract

Conformal printing of electrically small antennas onto the convex and concave surfaces of hemispherical glass substrates is demonstrated. Their bandwidth approaches the fundamental limit for their size, offering nearly an order of magnitude improvement over rudimentary monopole designs.

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