Characterization and Testing of a Skin Mimicking Material for Implantable Antennas Operating at ISM Band (2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz)

Yilmaz T., Karacolak T., Topsakal E.

IEEE ANTENNAS AND WIRELESS PROPAGATION LETTERS, vol.7, pp.418-420, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 7
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1109/lawp.2008.2001736
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.418-420
  • Keywords: Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether (DGBE), implantable antenna, Industrial Scientific and Medical (ISM) band, polyethylene glycol mono phenyl ether (Triton X-100), skin mimicking material, DIELECTRIC-PROPERTIES, BIOLOGICAL TISSUES, DESIGN, COMMUNICATION, POTENTIOSTAT
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, we present a simple recipe for a skin mimicking material intended for in vitro testing of implantable antennas operating at Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) (2.4 GHz-2.48 GHz) band. The material is composed of de-ionized water, Triton X-100, and Diethylene Glycol Butyl Ether (DGBE). The relative dielectric constant and conductivity of the proposed material are within 0.5% and 3.4% of the properties of the reference human skin from the literature in the entire ISM band. In order to test the transmission characteristics of the material, in vitro measurements of a dual-band antenna are performed.