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Enhanced-performance wireless conformal "smart skins" utilizing inkjet-printed carbon-nanostructures

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - Electronic Components and Technology Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479924073
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2014
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event64th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, ECTC 2014 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 27 May 201430 May 2014


Conference64th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, ECTC 2014
CountryUnited States


This paper introduces for the first time the integration of a UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) antenna with reduced graphene oxide (rGO), developed using direct-write techniques and utilizing an RFID chip for chemical gas detection. The module is realized by inkjet printing on a low-cost paper-based substrate, and the RFID tag is designed for the North America UHF RFID band. The electrical impedance of the rGO thin film changes in the presence of very small quantities of certain toxic gases, resulting in a variation of the backscattered power level which is easily detected by the RFID reader to realize reliable wireless toxic gas sensing. The inkjet printed RFID tag demonstrated a change in backscattered power of 9.18% upon exposure of 40 ppm NO2 for 5 minutes.


  • Gas sensor, graphene, inkjet printing, T-match, UHF RFID, wireless