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September 01, 2017
When it comes to antennas, size matters
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Good things come in small packages. This is especially true in the world of portable wireless communications systems. Cell phones, wearables, and implantable electronics have shrunk over time, which has made them more useful in many cases. But a critical component of these devices - the antenna - hasn't followed suit. Researchers haven't been able to get them much smaller, until now. In a paper published online Tuesday in Nature Communications, Nian Sun, professor of electrical and computer engine ... read more

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