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A novel fluorophore–spacer–receptor to conjugate MWNTs and ferrite nanoparticles to design an ultra-thin shield to screen electromagnetic radiation

Biswas, Sourav and Panja, Sujit Sankar and Bose, Suryasarathi (2016) A novel fluorophore–spacer–receptor to conjugate MWNTs and ferrite nanoparticles to design an ultra-thin shield to screen electromagnetic radiation. In: Materials Chemistry Frontiers, 1 (1). pp. 132-145. ISSN 2052-1537

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/c6qm00074f


A novel fluorophore-spacer-receptor has been designed with hydrazono methyl phenol as the receptor, anthracene as the fluorophore and imine (CN) groups as the spacer. This newly designed fluorophoric system has a receptor that can bind with ferrites and a fluorophore core that can conjugate non-covalently with multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) via π-π conjugation. The hybrid nanoparticles were thoroughly characterized using Raman, UV-vis and fluorescence spectroscopy. This unique hybrid is further explored as a novel material to screen electromagnetic (EM) radiation. By precisely localizing these hybrids in a given phase of an immiscible co-continuous blend, unique microstructures can be constructed. Herein, blends of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and polycarbonate (PC) were chosen as a model system. The hybrid nanoparticles were selectively localized in the PVDF phase owing to its higher polarity and were systematically characterized by electron microscopic and solution-dissolution techniques. The hybrid nanoparticles that were designed to shield from the incident EM radiation resulted in >99.99% attenuation, dominated mostly by absorption. This non-covalent approach of conjugating MWNTs with ferrites, aided by the fluorophoric system, was noted to be a more effective way to improve the properties (both bulk electrical conductivity and structural) than direct physical mixing/covalent conjugation approaches. In order to further enhance the shielding effectiveness (SE), a layer-by-layer architecture was constructed essentially with outer layers containing PC/PVDF blends with a MWNT-ferrite hybrid and the inner layers consisting of PC/PVDF blends with only MWNTs. An ultra-thin shield of 0.90 mm showed >99.9999% attenuation suggesting new pathways for designing lightweight, flexible EMI shielding materials.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Materials Chemistry Frontiers
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: The Copyright of this article belongs to the Royal Society of Chemistry
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2022 05:54
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2022 05:54
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/72967

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