Thick and thin film microstripline properties due to polyaniline thin film overlay
Article publication date: 1 January 2008
The purpose of this paper is to compare thick and thin film microstripline response to conducting overlay.
Study changes in transmission and reflection of both thick and thin film microstripline due to overlay of polyaniline (PANI) thin film on stainless steel and silver. PANI was deposited by electropolymerisation method using HCl and H2SO4.
Transmittance of both the thick and thin film microstripline decreases due to the PANI overlay and reflectance increases. Thin film microstripline is more sensitive to the type of conducting overlay than thick film microstripline. PANI deposited on silver is more absorbing than PANI deposited on stainless steel using HCl acid. The overlay makes the response of the microstripline more dispersive.
The increase in reflectance and decrease in transmittance can provide information about the type of overlay materials. There is need for newer materials which can replace traditional metals for microstrip components. PANI might serve this purpose.
Vhanakhande, B.B., Jadhav, S.V. and Puri, V. (2008), "Thick and thin film microstripline properties due to polyaniline thin film overlay", Microelectronics International, Vol. 25 No. 1, pp. 25-29. https://doi.org/10.1108/13565360810846617
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