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Double-walled carbon nanotube-based polymer composites for electromagnetic protection.

Pacchini, Sébastien and Dubuc, David and Flahaut, Emmanuel and Grenier, Katia Double-walled carbon nanotube-based polymer composites for electromagnetic protection. (2010) International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, 2 (5). 487-495. ISSN 1759-0787

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1759078710000668


In this paper, we present a microwave absorber based on carbon nanotubes (CNT) dispersed inside a BenzoCycloButenw (BCB) polymer. The high aspect ratio and remarkable conductive characteristics of CNT give rise to good absorbing properties for electromagnetic protecting in microelectronic devices with very low concentration. In this article, nanocomposites are prepared using a solution-mixing method and are then evaluated and modeled by means of coplanar test structures. First, CNT concentrations are quantified by image processing. The nanocomposites implemented with coplanar test waveguides are then characterized using a vector network analyzer from 40 MHz to 20 GHz. An algorithm is developed to calculate the propagation constant "γ" constant "α", and relative effective complex permittivity (εreff = εreff' - jεreff'') for each CNT concentration. The extracted effective parameters are verified using the electromagnetic FEM-based Ansoft’s® high frequency structure simulator (HFSS). Power absorption (PA) of 7 dB at 15 GHz is obtained with only 0.37 weight percent of CNT concentration in the polymer matrix. The resulting engineerable and controllable composite provides consequently a novel degree of freedom to design and optimize innovative microwave components.

Item Type:Article
HAL Id:hal-03545987
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National des Sciences Appliquées de Toulouse - INSA (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
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