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Manufacturing of antennas for passive UHF RFID tags by direct write dispensing of copper and silver inks on textiles

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications (ICEAA)
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-7806-9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications -
Duration: 1 Jan 1900 → …


ConferenceInternational Conference on Electromagnetics in Advanced Applications
Period1/01/00 → …


We report for the first time the deposition antennas on textiles using the direct write dispensing of a copper ink. We outline the steps of the dispensing process and share our insight on how to control it on the rough and porous textile surface. The well-known heat sintering is not applicable on copper inks. Below we outline the process of intense pulsed light sintering to form copper based electro-textile. Using the manufactured electro-textile antenna we have assembled a fully functional radio-frequency identification tag. We compare its performance with other tags based on electro-textile antennas manufactured with several other methods and materials.

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