Terahertz Rectennas on Flexible Substrates Based on One-Dimensional Metal–Insulator–Graphene Diodes
Journal article, 2021

Flexible energy harvesting devices fabricated in scalable thin-film processes are crucial for wearable electronics and the Internet of Things. We present a flexible rectenna based on a one-dimensional junction metal–insulator–graphene diode, offering low-noise power detection at terahertz (THz) frequencies. The rectennas are fabricated on a flexible polyimide film in a scalable process by photolithography using graphene grown by chemical vapor deposition. A one-dimensional junction reduces the junction capacitance and enables operation up to 170 GHz. The rectenna shows a maximum responsivity of 80 V/W at 167 GHz in free space measurements and minimum noise equivalent power of 80 pW/√Hz.

terahertz

detector

graphene

Author

Andreas Hemmeter

RWTH Aachen University

Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen (AMICA)

Xinxin Yang

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Zhenxing Wang

Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen (AMICA)

Martin Otto

Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen (AMICA)

Burkay Uzlu

RWTH Aachen University

Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen (AMICA)

Marcel Andree

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Ullrich Pfeiffer

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Andrei Vorobiev

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Jan Stake

Chalmers, Microtechnology and Nanoscience (MC2), Terahertz and Millimetre Wave Laboratory

Max Lemme

RWTH Aachen University

Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen (AMICA)

Daniel Neumaier

Bergische Universität Wuppertal

Advanced Microelectronic Center Aachen (AMICA)

ACS Applied Electronic Materials

2637-6113 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 9 3747-3753

Graphene Core Project 3 (Graphene Flagship)

European Commission (EC) (881603GrapheneCore3), 2020-04-01 -- 2023-03-31.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SO 2010-2017, EI 2018-)

Subject Categories

Other Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Information Engineering

DOI

10.1021/acsaelm.1c00134

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10/29/2021