Fabrication process and electromagnetic wave absorption characterization of a CNT/Ni/epoxy nanocomposite.


Since carbon nanotube (CNT) was first discovered in 1991, it has been considered as a viable type of conductive filler for electromagnetic wave absorption materials in the GHz range. In this paper, pearl-necklace-structure CNT/Ni nano-powders were fabricated by a polyol process as conductive fillers. Compared to synthesized CNT, pearl-necklace Ni-decorated CNT increased the electrical conductivity by an order of 1 due to the enhancement of the Ni-conductive network. Moreover, the decorated Ni particles prevented the agglomeration of CNTs by counterbalancing the Van der Walls interaction between the CNTs. A CNT/Ni nanocomposite showed a homogeneous dispersion in an epoxy-based matrix. This enhanced physical morphology and electrical properties lead to an increase in the loss tangent and reflection loss in the CNT/Ni/Epoxy nanocomposite compared to these characteristics of a CNT/Epoxy nanocomposite in range of 8-12 GHz. The electromagnetic wave absorption properties of CNT/Ni/epoxy nanocomposites will provide enormous opportunities for electronic applications where lightweight EMI shielding or electro-magnetic wave absorption properties are necessary.

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@article{Ryu2013FabricationPA, title={Fabrication process and electromagnetic wave absorption characterization of a CNT/Ni/epoxy nanocomposite.}, author={Seongwoo Ryu and Chan Bin Mo and Haeshin Lee and Soon Hyung Hong}, journal={Journal of nanoscience and nanotechnology}, year={2013}, volume={13 11}, pages={7669-74} }