Flexible Graphene-Silver Nanowires Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Directional Coupler


Md Jizat, Noorlindawaty and Aliff, Nor Nadiah and Ahmad, Nazihah and Uz-Zaman, A.S. M. Mukter (2020) Flexible Graphene-Silver Nanowires Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) Directional Coupler. Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering (InECCE2019), 632. pp. 567-577. ISSN 1876-1100

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In this research paper, graphene-silver nanowires are demonstrated as the transmission line of directional coupler fabricated on an elastomeric substrate Polydimethylsiloxane, PDMS at 2.4 GHz for wireless wearable application. In the experimental process, highly conductive of 0.6 mg/ml silver nanowires (AgNWs) is embedded in the graphene dispersion and spin coated onto flexible PDMS elastomer. The proposed directional coupler provides excellent return loss lower than −10 dB, good mutual coupling of −3 ± 1 dB and comparable phase difference between output ports between S21 and S31 with value of 90° ± 1°. Comparison of return loss and phase difference between output port performances was performed in three different angles of bending, 0,° 90° and 180°. The simulation and measurement outcomes show promising results, indicate that graphene-silver nanowires on PDMS elastomer as a good material for flexible devices and able to withstand mechanical strains without degrading the performance of the directional coupler. The compact sizes and unique properties of the coupler can be realized for wireless wearable electronics applications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry > QD241-441 Organic chemistry
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering (FOE)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 23 Dec 2020 19:08
Last Modified: 23 Dec 2020 19:08
URII: http://shdl.mmu.edu.my/id/eprint/8004


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