Silver Nanowire based Flexible, Transparent, Wideband Antenna for 5G Band Application

Weiwei Li, Azat Meredov, Atif Shamim

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A transparent, flexible antenna can be utilized on car windows, solar cells, and similar applications to make use of the existing space for communication. In this work, a flexible, transparent, and wideband mm-wave monopole antenna has been designed, fabricated and tested. The proposed antennas have been realized by inkjet printing of custom made silver nanowire (Ag NW) ink. The antenna shows ultra-wide bandwidth up to 26 GHz (from 18 GHz to 44 GHz), high radiation efficiency of 55% and a maximum gain of 1.45 dBi. In addition, more than 90% transparency has been obtained due to the high transparency of the Ag NW and the slot structure. The excellent performance enables the proposed antenna suitable for various applications.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2019 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and USNC-URSI Radio Science Meeting
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781728106922
StatePublished - Oct 31 2019


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