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EXPLORING CARBON NANOTUBES/BATIO3/FE3O4 NANOCOMPOSITES AS MICROWAVE ABSORBERS

By D. Bychanok, G. Gorokhov, D. Meisak, A. Plyushch, P. Kuzhir, A. Sokal, K. Lapko, A. Sanchez-Sanchez, V. Fierro, A. Celzard, C. Gallagher, A. P. Hibbins, F. Y. Ogrin, and C. Brosseau

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Abstract:
We report the modelling and characterization of microwave absorbing materials specially designed for 26-37 GHz frequency range (Ka-band). Composite materials based on carbon nanotubes/BaTiO3/Fe3O4 in a phosphate ceramic matrix were produced, and their electromagnetic response was investigated. Both theoretical and experimental results demonstrate that this material can absorb up to 100% of the power of an incident plane wave at a normal incidence angle. The physics underlying such absorption level is discussed in terms of refractive index of the material.

Citation:
D. Bychanok, G. Gorokhov, D. Meisak, A. Plyushch, P. Kuzhir, A. Sokal, K. Lapko, A. Sanchez-Sanchez, V. Fierro, A. Celzard, C. Gallagher, A. P. Hibbins, F. Y. Ogrin, and C. Brosseau, "Exploring Carbon Nanotubes/BaTiO3 /Fe3O4 Nanocomposites as Microwave Absorbers," Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, Vol. 66, 77-85, 2016.
doi:10.2528/PIERC16051106

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