Radio-Frequency properties of Teflon Amorphous Fluoropolymer deposited on gold CPW transmission lines

Jordan Alstad, Rhonda Franklin, Michael Renn, Justin Bourassa

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Abstract

Advancements in Radio-Frequency (RF) technology are being used in interdisciplinary fields like biotechnology and biomedicine. Materials are needed that can serve multiple purposes. RF signals are being used to study biological systems, such as cells and bacteria, using integrated circuit fabrication techniques. These methods, however, are not always compatible with biological environments. This paper investigates the RF properties of Dupont Teflon Amorphous Fluoropolymer (Teflon AF) as masking film on gold coplanar waveguide (CPW) structures. The physical properties and the deposition method are discussed and data (45 MHz-50 GHz) on the reflection, transmission and effective permittivity is presented. Insertion loss change is less than 2% between coated and uncoated structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE 13th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2012
Event2012 IEEE 13th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2012 - Cocoa Beach, FL, United States
Duration: Apr 15 2012Apr 17 2012

Publication series

Name2012 IEEE 13th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2012

Other

Other2012 IEEE 13th Annual Wireless and Microwave Technology Conference, WAMICON 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCocoa Beach, FL
Period4/15/124/17/12

Keywords

  • Teflon AF
  • coplanar waveguide
  • effective permittivity
  • transmission line

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