Singh, Sweta and Tripathi, Prashant and Bhatnagar, Ashish and Patel, Ch. Ravi Prakash and Singh, Avanish Pratap and Dhawan, S. K. and Gupta, Bipin Kumar and Srivastava, O. N. (2015) A highly porous, light weight 3D sponge like graphene aerogel for electromagnetic interference shielding applications. RSC Advances, 5 (129). pp. 107083-107087. ISSN 2046-2069

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Here we report the microwave shielding properties of a light weight three dimensional (3D) sponge like graphene aerogel (GA) derived from graphene oxide (GO). GA is a new exotic form of graphene nanosheet, which shows improved shielding features as compared to its pristine counterpart. The structural and microstructural characteristics of this new indigenous 3D sponge like graphene aerogel architecture have been probed by XRD, Raman, SEMand TEM/HRTEM. Furthermore, the porosity of this newly synthesized structure has been investigated by the Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) method, which confirms the high surface area of similar to 516 m(2) g(-1) with an average pore diameter of similar to 2.5 nm. The high surface area and better porosity improve the EMI shielding effectiveness of GA. Simultaneously, the GA nanostructure also enhances the dielectric properties which provide a better alternative for EMI shielding materials as compared to GO. This engineered GA exhibits enhanced shielding effectiveness (similar to 20.0 dB at 0.20 g in a frequency region of 12.4 to 18.0 GHz) as compared to the conventional GO. Thus, the result of the EMI shielding of GA offers a new ingenious nanostructure which can be used as an EMI pollutant quencher for next-generation EMI shielding devices.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2016 05:35
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2016 05:35

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