Carbon nanotubes as base material for fabrication of gap waveguide components
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 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

Författare

Muhammad Amin

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Elektronikmaterial och system

Sofia Rahiminejad

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Elektronikmaterial och system

Vincent Desmaris

Smoltek AB

Peter Enoksson

Chalmers, Mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap (MC2), Elektronikmaterial och system

Sensors and Actuators, A: Physical

0924-4247 (ISSN)

Vol. 224 163-168

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Nanovetenskap och nanoteknik

Produktion

Drivkrafter

Innovation och entreprenörskap

Infrastruktur

Nanotekniklaboratoriet

Ämneskategorier

Annan elektroteknik och elektronik

DOI

10.1016/j.sna.2015.01.035