Design and Fabrication of Low-Cost Inkjet-Printed Metamaterials

İBİLİ H., Karaosmanoglu B., ERGÜL Ö. S.

4th International Electromagnetic Compatibility Conference (EMC Turkiye), Ankara, Turkey, 24 - 27 September 2017 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


We consider three-dimensional metamaterials involving split-ring resonators (SRRs) that are produced by using low-cost inkjet printing. Following their three-dimensional computational simulations, sensitivity analysis is applied on SRR arrays in order to evaluate their tolerance to various fabrication errors. We use silver-based inks in standard commercial printers in order to fabricate SRRs and their arrays. Measurements demonstrate the feasibility of fabricating very low-cost three-dimensional metamaterials using simple inkjet printing.