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Electrical performance of carbon nanotube-polymer composites at frequencies up to 220 GHz

Alshehri, AH, Jakubowska, M, Sloma, M, Horaczek, M, Rudka, D, Free, C and Carey, JD (2011) Electrical performance of carbon nanotube-polymer composites at frequencies up to 220 GHz APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 99. 153109 - 153109. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

We have measured the sub-THz electrical response of screen printed carbon nanotube-poly(methyl methacrylate) polymer composites up to 220 GHz. The measured electrical losses using mm long coplanar waveguide geometries averaged as low as 0.15 dB/mm in the frequency range 40 GHz–110 GHz and showed a reduction in signal loss with increasing frequency; a behaviour opposite to that found in conventional metallic conductors. Between 140 and 220 GHz, the electrical losses averaged 0.28 dB/mm. We show that the low electrical losses are associated with the capacitive coupling between the nanotubes and discuss potential high frequency applications.

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The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters, 99 153109 and may be found at A. H. Alshehri et al., Appl. Phys.Lett. 99, 153109 (2011)

Uncontrolled Keywords: carbon nanotube composites, high frequency conduction, capacitive coupling, nanotubes, GHz and sub-THz conduction, nanomaterials, nanotubes, antenna materials
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Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Electronic Engineering > Advanced Technology Institute > Nano-Electronics Centre
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 13:24
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 14:16
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/22861

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