Mobile World Conference Shangai 2016


Researchers from the ISOF institute – Bologna are representing CNR at the Mobile World Conference Shangai.
This is Asia’s biggest mobile event of the year, held each year in the business hub of Shanghai, China. It is a mobile event like no other, bringing together the worldwide mobile industry from C-level mobile executives to tech-savvy consumers to experience a connected life full of exciting new technologies and products. MWC Shanghai will be co-located at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre along with two great events — Shanghai Digital Information Festival and Smart City Expo • Shanghai Pudong – to showcase innovations in mobile from 1,000 total exhibitors across seven large exhibition areas. The three events combined have been anticipated to attract more than 70,000 attendees.
CNR researchers Emanuele Treossi and Alessandra Scidà will present to the audience some prototypes of graphene paper-based flexible antennas developed in a joint collaboration between CNR, Nokia and STMicroelectronics within the Graphene Flagship project.
The flexible graphene Near Field Communication (NFC) antennas are fully functional, and can interact with any commercial smartphone. They can be mounted on plastic or paper substrates, and work even on curved objects.
The high conductivity and high flexibility of graphene papers make the processing and transfer of the paper easy on a wide variety of substrates materials with no need of high temperature processes and can be applied both on flat or curved objects. Being composed of carbon, the paper will be highly chemically and thermally stable, it is resistant to acids, oxidation, high temperature and saline environments. The processes used for the realization of these applications are scalable, environmentally friendly and make use of a technology already present in the industries.
The graphene NFC antennas open a new scenario in the field of the flexible electronics and communication technology.