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Brush-painting and photonical sintering of copper and silver inks on cotton fabric to form antennas for wearable ultra-high-frequency radio-frequency identification tags

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Brush-painting and photonical sintering of copper and silver inks on cotton fabric to form antennas for wearable ultra-high-frequency radio-frequency identification tags. / Liu, Jun; Wang, Jianhua; Virkki, Johanna; Björninen, Toni; Sydänheimo, Lauri; Cheng, Lianglun; Ukkonen, Leena.

In: Textile Research Journal, Vol. 86, No. 15, 2016, p. 1616-1624.

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title = "Brush-painting and photonical sintering of copper and silver inks on cotton fabric to form antennas for wearable ultra-high-frequency radio-frequency identification tags",
abstract = "Additive deposition of inks with metallic inclusions provides compelling means to embed electronics into clothing in a seamless way. We present a simple single-step brush-painting method for depositing copper and silver inks directly on ordinary cotton fabric and discuss the optimization of the photonical sintering of both materials. For the first time, we demonstrate the deposition and sintering of copper oxide ink on fabric achieving high electrical conductivity suitable for radio-frequency electronics. The results from wireless testing confirmed that the radio-frequency identification tags based on the copper and silver ink antennas were readable from 6 and 10 m, respectively.",
author = "Jun Liu and Jianhua Wang and Johanna Virkki and Toni Bj{\"o}rninen and Lauri Syd{\"a}nheimo and Lianglun Cheng and Leena Ukkonen",
year = "2016",
doi = "10.1177/0040517515596969",
language = "English",
volume = "86",
pages = "1616--1624",
journal = "Textile Research Journal",
issn = "0040-5175",
publisher = "SAGE Publications",
number = "15",

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T1 - Brush-painting and photonical sintering of copper and silver inks on cotton fabric to form antennas for wearable ultra-high-frequency radio-frequency identification tags

AU - Liu, Jun

AU - Wang, Jianhua

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AU - Björninen, Toni

AU - Sydänheimo, Lauri

AU - Cheng, Lianglun

AU - Ukkonen, Leena

PY - 2016

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N2 - Additive deposition of inks with metallic inclusions provides compelling means to embed electronics into clothing in a seamless way. We present a simple single-step brush-painting method for depositing copper and silver inks directly on ordinary cotton fabric and discuss the optimization of the photonical sintering of both materials. For the first time, we demonstrate the deposition and sintering of copper oxide ink on fabric achieving high electrical conductivity suitable for radio-frequency electronics. The results from wireless testing confirmed that the radio-frequency identification tags based on the copper and silver ink antennas were readable from 6 and 10 m, respectively.

AB - Additive deposition of inks with metallic inclusions provides compelling means to embed electronics into clothing in a seamless way. We present a simple single-step brush-painting method for depositing copper and silver inks directly on ordinary cotton fabric and discuss the optimization of the photonical sintering of both materials. For the first time, we demonstrate the deposition and sintering of copper oxide ink on fabric achieving high electrical conductivity suitable for radio-frequency electronics. The results from wireless testing confirmed that the radio-frequency identification tags based on the copper and silver ink antennas were readable from 6 and 10 m, respectively.

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JF - Textile Research Journal

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