Carbon nanotubes as base material for fabrication of gap waveguide components
Journal article, 2015

Microfabrication with Si has its benefits but it is time consuming when etching high ratio structures. Previously a ridge gap resonator has been fabricated in Si, with a pin height of 278 pm. In this paper carbon nanotubes, which can grow hundreds of micrometers within minutes are being used as a base material for a high frequency device. It has been implemented on a ridge gap resonator for 220-325 GHz. Carbon nanotubes based structures offer a rapid and low-cost turnover for prototyping. Measurements comparing two carbon nanotubes-based structures to a previously made Si structure and simulations are presented. From these measurements the unloaded Q-value and the loss/mm have been calculated and shows a loss of 0.079 dB/mm and 0.051 dB/mm for the lower frequency range respectively the higher frequency range, indicating that carbon nanotubes can be used for fast and low-cost prototyping of high-frequency devices.

Metamaterial

GHz

RF MEMS

Carbon nanotubes

High-frequency

Gap waveguide

Author

Muhammad Amin

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Sofia Rahiminejad

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Vincent Desmaris

Smoltek AB

Peter Enoksson

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Electronics Material and Systems Laboratory

Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical

0924-4247 (ISSN)

Vol. 224 163-168

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (2010-2017)

Production

Driving Forces

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Infrastructure

Nanofabrication Laboratory

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1016/j.sna.2015.01.035

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