Authors: Kenyu Ling , Minyeong Yoo , Wenjing Su , Kyeongseob Kim , Benjamin Cook , ManosM. Tentzeris , and Sungjoon Lim
Source: FERMAT,Volume 12,Nov-Dec,2015
Abstract: This paper describes a tunable metamaterial (MM) absorber that incorporates novel microfluidic channels and is realized using inkjet printing on a photo-paper substrate. The fabricated sample demonstrated frequency-tuning capability owing to different fluids flowing in the microfluidic channels. In addition, the resonant frequency was changed from 4.42 to 3.97 GHz when the empty channels were filled with de-ionized water. An analysis of the results suggests that microfluidic technology is a simpler and more effective way to achieve tuning functionality. The proposed structure is the first microfluidic absorber based on a photo-paper substrate.
Index Terms: Metamaterials, Inkjet printing, Resonant frequency.
View PDFMicrofluidically Tunable Paper-Based Inkjet-Printed Metamaterial Absorber.