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Elastic dipole antenna prepared with thin metal films on elastomeric substrate

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5 Author(s)
Liu, Q. ; Dept. of Electron. & Electr. Eng., Univ. of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK ; Robinson, A.P. ; Ford, K.L. ; Langley, R.J.
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The manufacture and characterisation of an elastic dipole antenna that is reversibly deformable and stretchable is described. The metallisation technique of depositing sub-micron-thick gold (Au) film on pillar patterned elastomer polydimethylsiloxane has been developed for elastic antenna applications. Under strain, the gold films may be stretched to 20% elongation, hundreds of thousands of times with reasonable electrical conduction. The dipole antenna based on this technique can withstand 10% strain and return to its original state after removal of the applied stretch.

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Electronics Letters  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 2 )