Singh, Avanish Pratap and Mishra, Monika and Sambyal, Pradeep and Gupta, Bipin Kumar and Singh, Bhanu Pratap and Chandra, Amita and Dhawan, S. K. (2014) Encapsulation of gamma-Fe2O3 decorated reduced graphene oxide in polyaniline core-shell tubes as an exceptional tracker for electromagnetic environmental pollution. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2 (10). pp. 3581-3593. ISSN 2050-7488

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The ultimate goal of the development of a new material gamma-Fe2O3 decorated reduced graphene oxide (rGO)-polyaniline (PANI) core-shell tubes has been done for absorbing electromagnetic interference (EMI) pollution. Herein, we report on the synthesis and characterization of PANI tubes consisting of rGO decorated with iron oxide nanoparticles (RF). The intercalated RF was synthesized by thermal decomposition of ferric acetyl acetonate in a reducing atmosphere. Furthermore, RF was encapsulated through oxidative polymerization of aniline in the presence of beta-naphthalene sulphonic acid which results in RF-PANI core-shell morphology. Scanning electron microscopy results confirm the formation of tubular core-shell morphology having 5-15 mu m length and 1-5 mu m diameter. The presence of rGO-gamma-Fe2O3 in PANI core enhances the interfacial polarization and the effective anisotropy energy of the composite which contributes to more scattering and leads to high shielding effectiveness (SET similar to 51 dB) at a critical thickness of 2.5 mm. Additionally, the effective complex permeability and permittivity parameters of the composites have been evaluated from the experimental scattering parameters (S-11 & S-21) using theoretical calculations given in Nicholson-Ross and Weir algorithms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Energy Fuels
Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2015 06:05
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2015 06:05

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