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Characterization of Nanoparticle Inks on a Novel Polyester-based Substrate for Manufacturing of Passive UHF RFID Tags

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (APSURSI)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-5090-2886-3
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

Publication series

ISSN (Electronic)1947-1491


ConferenceIEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation
Period1/01/00 → …


We characterize two nanoparticle inks for the fabrication of low-cost passive UHF RFID tags on a novel polyester-based substrate (Flexcon THERMLfilm). We developed optimized printing parameters for Silver (Harima NPS-JL) and Copper (ANI Cu-IJ70) inks, fabricated the tag antennas and sintered them using thermal and photonic sintering. The tag performance is evaluated through wireless tag measurements, with comparison to the same inks and antenna geometry on the well-known polyimide substrate Kapton. The paper discusses the compatibility of the two nanoparticle inks and their sintering on the novel substrate.

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