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Screen-printed and spray coated graphene-based RFID transponders

Jaakkola, Kaarle, Ermolov, Vladimir, Karagiannidis, Panagiotis, Hodge, Stephen, Lombardi, Lucia, Zhang, Xiao, Grenman, R, Sandberg, Henrik, Lombardo, Antonio and Ferrari, Andrea (2019) Screen-printed and spray coated graphene-based RFID transponders. 2D Materials, 7 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2053-1583

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We report Ultra-High-Frequency (UHF, 800MHz-1GHz) Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) transponders consisting of printed dipole antennas combined with RFID microchips. These are fabricated on Kapton via screen printing and on paper via spray coating, using inks obtained via microfluidization of graphite. We introduce a hybrid antenna structure, where an Al loop (small compared to the overall size of the antenna) is connected to a microchip with the double function of matching the impedances of antenna and microchip and avoiding bonding between exfoliated graphite and chip. The transponders have reading distance11m at UHF RFID frequencies, larger than previously reported for graphene-based RFID and comparable with commercial transponders based on metallic antennas

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Depositing User: Panagiotis Karagiannidis


Item ID: 11168
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ISSN: 2053-1583
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Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2019 15:30
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 10:45


Author: Panagiotis Karagiannidis ORCID iD
Author: Kaarle Jaakkola
Author: Vladimir Ermolov
Author: Stephen Hodge
Author: Lucia Lombardi
Author: Xiao Zhang
Author: R Grenman
Author: Henrik Sandberg
Author: Antonio Lombardo
Author: Andrea Ferrari

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