Advanced Materials

Direct Transfer Patterning of Electrically Small Antennas onto Three-Dimensionally Contoured Substrates

Authors

  • Carl Pfeiffer,

    1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2122 USA
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  • Xin Xu,

    1. Universal Display Corp, 375 Philips Boulevard, Ewing New Jersey, 08618, USA
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  • Stephen R. Forrest,

    Corresponding author
    1. Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Material Science and Engineering, and Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2122 USA
    • Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Material Science and Engineering, and Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2122 USA
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  • Anthony Grbic

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2122 USA
    • Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 48109-2122 USA.
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Abstract

A direct transfer patterning process is presented that allows metallic patterns to be stamped onto a contoured substrate. This process was used to make some of the most efficient electrically small antennas to date, while maintaining bandwidths approaching the physical limit.

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