Realization of multiband microwave metamaterials fabricated via low-cost inkjet printing

İBİLİ H. , Keles S., Eris O., Ergul Ö. S.

2019 European Microwave Conference in Central Europe, EuMCE 2019, Prague, Czech Republic, 13 - 15 May 2019, pp.35-38 identifier

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  • City: Prague
  • Country: Czech Republic
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-38


© 2019 EuMCE.We present design and computational analysis of multiband metamaterial structures that are fabricated via low-cost inkjet printing. In particular, three-dimensional arrangements of split-ring resonators with different sizes are considered to achieve bandstop characteristics at multiple frequencies. A fast and accurate solver is employed to analyze alternative arrangements, while considering different parameters to obtain strong resonances at desired frequencies. The obtained designs are fabricated in a low-cost inkjet-printing setup, which is based on using conventional printers that are modified and loaded with silver-based inks. Initial results shown in this paper demonstrate the feasibility of low-cost multiband metamaterials.