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Flexible and Additive Electronics Enabling Sustainable MHz–mm-Wave Wireless Power
Flexible and printable electronics are an emerging platform for user-centric applications which will be enabled by wireless power. While these materials are not optimal for RF performance, this talk will introduce the design techniques used to fabricate high-performance wireless power transfer systems and components using additive manufacturing and printed devices. High-power (>10W) and high-frequency (>5GHz) printed, textile-based, and wearable wireless power case-studies will be presented, along with an insight on the emerging biodegradable and solution-processable diodes above 20GHz. The environmental sustainability of these technologies will also be critically and quantitatively discussed, for the first time.