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Polyoxometalate-immobilized carbon nanotube constructs triggered by host-guest assembly result in excellent electromagnetic interference shielding

Malakar, A and Mandal, S and Sen Gupta, R and Islam, SS and Manna, K and Bose, S (2023) Polyoxometalate-immobilized carbon nanotube constructs triggered by host-guest assembly result in excellent electromagnetic interference shielding. In: Nanoscale (8).

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1039/d2nr05428k


In the era of fifth-generation networks and the Internet of Things, new classes of lightweight, ultrathin, and multifunctional electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials have become inevitable prerequisites for the protection of electronics from stray electromagnetic signals. In the present study, for the first time, we have designed a unique nanohybrid composed of a copper-based polyoxometalate (Cu-POM)-immobilized carbon nanotube construct, having a micron (∼100 μm)-level thickness, through a facile vacuum-assisted filtration technique. In this course of study, a total of four Cu-POMs, two from each category of Keggin and Anderson bearing opposite charges, i.e., positive and negative, have been rationally selected to investigate the effects of the host-guest electrostatic interaction between CNT and POMs in the EMI shielding performance. This approach of the host-guest electrostatic assembly between Cu-based polyanionic oxo clusters and counter-charged CNTs in the construct synergistically enhances the EMI shielding performance compared to the individual components dominated by 90% absorption in the X-band (8.2-12.4 GHz) frequency regime. Further, mutable EMI SE can be achieved by tuning the concentration of POMs and CNTs with different weight ratios. Such Cu-POM-immobilized CNT constructs demonstrating excellent shielding (∼45 dB) are not amenable via any other conventional routes, including flakes and dispersion.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Nanoscale
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry.
Keywords: Electromagnetic pulse; Electromagnetic shielding; Electromagnetic wave interference; Electrostatics; Oxides; Signal interference, Copper-based; Electromagnetic interference shielding; Electromagnetic interference shielding materials; Electromagnetic signals; Filtration techniques; Host:guest; Nanohybrids; Polyoxometalates; Shielding performance; Ultra-thin, Carbon nanotubes
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2023 07:56
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2023 07:56
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/80685

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