Progress in conductive polymer antennas based on free-standing polypyrrole and PEDOT:PSS

Shengjian Jammy Chen, Christophe Fumeaux, Pejman Talemi, Benjamin Chivers, Roderick Shepherd

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Abstract

In this paper, various realizations of microwave antennas based on free-standing conductive polymers including polypyrrole (PPy) and PEDOT:PSS (PEDOT) are reviewed in regard to two significant aspects: improvement of their efficiency and exploitation of their mechanical flexibility for antenna designs. On the one hand, with strategies such as simple chemical material treatments, deployment of non-resonant antenna structure and multilayer configurations, very high antenna efficiencies can be achieved. On the other hand, through the utilization of the conductive polymers and flexible, robust and low-loss substrates, reproducible antenna mechanical conformability can be achieved. All these facts suggest that conductive polymers are promising as conductor materials for flexible and wearable antenna designs.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2016 17th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM)
Place of PublicationCanada
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781467384773, 9781467384780
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event17th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2016 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 10 Jul 201613 Jul 2016

Publication series

Name2016 17th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2016

Conference

Conference17th International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics, ANTEM 2016
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period10/07/1613/07/16

Keywords

  • conductive
  • polymer
  • antennas
  • polypyrrole
  • PPy
  • PEDOT
  • PSS

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