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ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING FEATURES IN LIGHTWEIGHT PVDF-ALUMINUM BASED NANOCOMPOSITES

By J. Arranz-Andres, N. Pulido-Gonzalez, P. Marín, A. M. Aragon, and M. L. Cerrada

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Abstract:
Dependence of the electromagnetic shielding effectiveness on filler volume fraction has been investigated from attenuation upon reflection measurements over a broad frequency range in hybrids based on Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-Aluminum nanoparticles. The loss of reflectivity with relation to the incident radiation in these nanocomposites compared with the pristine polymeric matrix shows the maximum value for the sample with an aluminum content of 10% in volume. Furthermore, the morphological aspects of all the specimens as well as their thermal properties, viscoelastic behavior and dielectric response have been evaluated. The nanocomposite that incorporates an Al content of 10% in volume exhibits the best balance in properties including, in addition to its shielding behavior, its processability and mechanical performance.

Citation:
J. Arranz-Andres, N. Pulido-Gonzalez, P. Marín, A. M. Aragon, and M. L. Cerrada, "Electromagnetic Shielding Features in Lightweight Pvdf-Aluminum Based Nanocomposites," Progress In Electromagnetics Research B, Vol. 48, 175-196, 2013.
doi:10.2528/PIERB12121109

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