Scientists print cheap RFID tags on paper

February 13, 2012 | Source: TechWeek Europe

RFID Chip (credit: Maschinenjunge/Wikimedia Commons)

A technique for printing radio frequency identification (RFID) chips on paper has been developed by University of MontpellierĀ scientists.

The technique uses a thermal evaporation process to deposit thin aluminium coil antennas on sheets of paper, which can later be used for packaging or printed material. The researchers claim this is a cheaper way to produce RFID tags, allowing the technology to replace both barcodes and QR codes.

Ref.: Camille Ramade et al., Thin film HF RFID tag deposited on paper by thermal evaporation, International Journal of Radio Frequency Identification Technology and Applications, 2012 [DOI: 10.1504/IJRFITA.2012.044648]