Stretchable microfluidic radiofrequency antennas

(Figure Presented) Highly stretchable and robust antennas are fabricated by injecting liquid metal into a microfluidic channel that consists of two types of silicone rubber with different stiffness. The resulting antennas exhibit high mechanical stability under strain, while retaining high stretchability; these antennas can be stretched by up to a tensile strain of 120 % with little degradation in radiation efficiency. © 2010 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

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Cited Authors

  • Kubo, M; Li, X; Kim, C; Hashimoto, M; Wiley, BJ; Ham, D; Whitesides, GM

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 25

Start / End Page

  • 2749 - 2752

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0935-9648

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/adma.200904201

Citation Source

  • SciVal