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Appl. Sci. 2018, 8(6), 901; https://doi.org/10.3390/app8060901

Optically Transparent Nano-Patterned Antennas: A Review and Future Directions

Department of Electrical Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang 37673, Korea
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Received: 30 April 2018 / Revised: 16 May 2018 / Accepted: 18 May 2018 / Published: 31 May 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Nano-Antennas)
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Transparent antennas have been continuously developed for integration with solar cells, vehicular communications, and ultra-high-speed communications such as 5G in recent years. A transparent antenna takes advantage of spatial extensibility more so than all other antennas in terms of wide range of usable area. In addition, the production price of transparent antennas is steadily decreasing due to the development of nano-process technology. This paper reviews published studies of transparent antennas classified by various materials in terms of optical transmittance and electrical, sheet resistance. The transparent electrodes for the transparent antenna are logically classified and the transparent antennas are described according to the characteristics of each electrode. Finally, the contributions transparent antennas can make toward next-generation 5G high-speed communication are discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: transparent antenna; nano carbon; transparent conductive oxides; conductive polymer; metallic nanostructure; Antenna-on-Display; AoD transparent antenna; nano carbon; transparent conductive oxides; conductive polymer; metallic nanostructure; Antenna-on-Display; AoD
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Lee, S.Y.; Choo, M.; Jung, S.; Hong, W. Optically Transparent Nano-Patterned Antennas: A Review and Future Directions. Appl. Sci. 2018, 8, 901.

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