Miniaturized Flexible Electronic Systems with Wireless Power and Near-Field Communication Capabilities

Jeonghyun Kim, Anthony Banks, Zhaoqian Xie, Seung Yun Heo, Philipp Gutruf, Jung Woo Lee, Sheng Xu, Kyung In Jang, Fei Liu, Gregory Brown, Junghyun Choi, Joo Hyun Kim, Xue Feng, Yonggang Huang, Ungyu Paik*, John A. Rogers

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Abstract

A class of thin, lightweight, flexible, near-field communication (NFC) devices with ultraminiaturized format is introduced, and systematic investigations of the mechanics, radio frequency characteristics, and materials aspects associated with their optimized construction are presented. These systems allow advantages in mechanical strength, placement versatility, and minimized interfacial stresses compared to other NFC technologies and wearable electronics. Detailed experimental studies and theoretical modeling of the mechanical and electromagnetic properties of these systems establish understanding of the key design considerations. These concepts can apply to many other types of wireless communication systems including biosensors and electronic implants. Materials and design concepts are introduced for miniaturized flexible electronic systems with wireless power and near-field communication (NFC) capabilities. The devices have thin, lightweight, flexible construction and advantages in mechanical strength, placement versatility, and minimized interfacial stresses for integration on the body. These concepts can apply to many other wireless communication systems including new opportunities in biosensors and electronic implants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4761-4767
Number of pages7
JournalAdvanced Functional Materials
Volume25
Issue number30
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • epidermal electronics
  • wearable electronics
  • wireless communication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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    Kim, J., Banks, A., Xie, Z., Heo, S. Y., Gutruf, P., Lee, J. W., Xu, S., Jang, K. I., Liu, F., Brown, G., Choi, J., Kim, J. H., Feng, X., Huang, Y., Paik, U., & Rogers, J. A. (2015). Miniaturized Flexible Electronic Systems with Wireless Power and Near-Field Communication Capabilities. Advanced Functional Materials, 25(30), 4761-4767. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201501590