Experimental Characterization of Silver Nanofilm Proximity Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2014 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2014|
|Authors : Rajendra R. Patil , Vani R.M , P.V. Hunagund
Rajendra R. Patil , Vani R.M , P.V. Hunagund. "Experimental Characterization of Silver Nanofilm Proximity Coupled Microstrip Patch Antenna", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V13(6),299-302 July 2014. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
In this paper we report experimental characterization of microstrip patch antenna using physical vapour deposited silver nanofilm of thickness 30 nm (less than 57 nm, electron mean free path of silver). The silver radiating nanofilm is fed by electromagnetically coupled mechanism also known as proximity coupled feeding scheme where there is no physical contact between silver nanofilm and bulk copper feeding arrangement. The experimental result shows excellent response in terms of bandwidth. These antennas are attractive for a wide range of applications from wireless weather monitoring to satellite communications.
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Nanofilm, proximity coupled patch antenna.