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Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of Layered Polymer Nanocomposites

Vas, Joseph Vimal and Thomas, Joy M (2017) Electromagnetic Shielding Effectiveness of Layered Polymer Nanocomposites. In: IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY, 60 (2). pp. 376-384.

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Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1109/TEMC.2017.2719764


Conducting polymer composite is an attractive option as electromagnetic shielding material for applications in aviation and defense sectors where weight is an important criterion. Conductivity at low filler loading can be achieved in conventional composites by using fillers of large aspect ratio and small particle size but the conductivity achieved is not high enough. Thus, the conventional filled conducting composites are not suitable for many of the shielding applications. A new type of conducting polymer composite has been developed-the silicone rubber (SR) composite layered with carbon nanofiber (CNF) wafers which showed excellent shielding capabilities. In this study, the shielding capabilities of the SR composites layered with CNF wafers are studied in the 2-18 GHz frequency range. The layered SR composites showed very good shielding effectiveness in the above frequency range as compared to the conventional composites. To understand the reason for the enhanced shielding effectiveness, the permittivity and permeability of the samples were measured as per the ASTM D5568 standard. The reflection and absorption losses were also computed from the S parameters obtained.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC, 445 HOES LANE, PISCATAWAY, NJ 08855-4141 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Electrical Sciences > Electrical Engineering
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2017 07:00
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2017 07:00
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/58327

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