Singh, B. P. and Saket, D. K. and Singh, A. P. and Pati, Santwana and Gupta, T. K. and Singh, V. N. and Dhakate, S. R. and Dhawan, S. K. and Kotnala, R. K. and Mathur, R. B. (2015) Microwave shielding properties of Co/Ni attached to single walled carbon nanotubes. Journal of Materials Chemistry A , 3 (25). 13203-13209 . ISSN 2050-7488

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Cobalt/nickel nanoparticles attached to single-walled carbon nanotubes (Co/Ni@SWCNTs) were prepared by dc-arc discharge technique. Co/Ni@SWCNTs were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, high resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM), Raman spectroscopy and energy dispersive X-ray analysis techniques. HRTEM results confirmed attachment of magnetic nanoparticles onto SWCNTs having 1.2 nm diameter. A microwave shielding effectiveness value of 24 dB (blocking >99% radiation) by a 1.5 mm thick sample in the frequency range of 12.4-18 GHz was observed. In order to understand the mechanism of shielding, dielectric andmagnetic attributes of the shielding effectiveness of Co/Ni@SWCNTs have been evaluated. Eddy currents and natural resonances due to the presence of magnetic nanoparticles, electronic polarization and their relaxation, interfacial polarization and unique composition of the shield contributed significantly in achieving good shielding effectiveness. The observed microwave shielding crossed the limit required for commercial applications which suggests that these nanocomposites are promising microwave shielding materials in the Ku band.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Chemistry > Physical Chemistry
Energy Fuels
Materials Science
Depositing User: Dr. Rajpal Walke
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 05:39
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2016 05:39

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