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Simulation of Dielectric Properties of Nanocomposites with Non-Uniform Filler Distribution

Ciobanu, RC and Damian, RF and Schreiner, CM and Aradoaei, M and Sover, A and Raichur, AM (2023) Simulation of Dielectric Properties of Nanocomposites with Non-Uniform Filler Distribution. In: Polymers, 15 (7).

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Dielectric properties for nanocomposites with metallic fillers inside a polymer matrix were determined using CST STUDIO SUITE—Electromagnetic field simulation software followed by the free-space Nicolson–Ross–Weir procedure. The structure is randomly generated to simulate the intrinsic non-uniformity of real nanomaterials. Cubic insertions were equated to corresponding spherical particles in order to provide either the same volume index or the same exterior surface index. The energy concentration around the inserts and within the entire material was determined as useful information in practice in order to design materials tailored to avoid exceeding the field/temperature limit values. The paper successfully associated the dialectic measurements with the results from the computer simulations, which are mainly based on energetic effects in electromagnetic applications. The experimental results are comparable with the software simulation in terms of precision. The conclusions outline the practical applications of the method for both electromagnetic shielding and microwave domain/telecommunications applications.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Polymers
Publisher: MDPI
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Authors.
Keywords: Dielectric properties of solids; Electromagnetic fields; Electromagnetic shielding; Electromagnetic simulation; Filled polymers; Fillers; Polymer matrix composites, Electromagnetic simulation; Filler distribution; Free spaces; Free-space nicolson�ross�weir procedure for non-symmetrical material; Nanocomposite with non-uniform filler distribution; Non-uniform; Reflection parameters; Rendering process; Rendering process of the structure; Transmission parameters, Nanocomposites
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 22 May 2023 10:46
Last Modified: 22 May 2023 10:46
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/81556

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