Lightweight multifunctional electromagnetic (EM) absorbing materials with outstanding thermal properties, chemical resistance and mechanical stability are crucial for space, aerospace and electronic devices and packaging. Therefore, 3D porous graphene aerogels are attracting ever growing interest. In this paper we present a cost effective lightweight 3D porous graphene-based aerogel for EM wave absorption, constituted by a poly vinylidene fluoride (PVDF) polymer matrix filled with graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) and we show that the thermal, electrical, mechanical properties of the aerogel can be tuned through the proper selection of the processing temperature, controlled either at 65 °C or 85 °C. The produced GNP-filled aerogels are characterized by exceptional EM properties, allowing the production of absorbers with 9.2 GHz and 6.4 GHz qualified bandwidths with reflection coefficients below −10 dB and −20 dB, respectively. Moreover, such aerogels show exceptional thermal conductivities without any appreciable volume change after temperature variations. Finally, depending on the process parameters, it is shown the possibility to obtain water repellent aerogel composites, thus preventing their EM and thermal properties from being affected by environmental humidity and allowing the realization of EM absorber with a stable response.

3D porous graphene based aerogel for electromagnetic applications / Cheraghi Bidsorkhi, H.; D'Aloia, A. G.; Tamburrano, A.; De Bellis, G.; Delfini, A.; Ballirano, P.; Sarto, M. S.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 9:1(2019). [10.1038/s41598-019-52230-5]

3D porous graphene based aerogel for electromagnetic applications

Cheraghi Bidsorkhi H.
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D'Aloia A. G.;Tamburrano A.;De Bellis G.;Delfini A.;Ballirano P.;Sarto M. S.
2019

Abstract

Lightweight multifunctional electromagnetic (EM) absorbing materials with outstanding thermal properties, chemical resistance and mechanical stability are crucial for space, aerospace and electronic devices and packaging. Therefore, 3D porous graphene aerogels are attracting ever growing interest. In this paper we present a cost effective lightweight 3D porous graphene-based aerogel for EM wave absorption, constituted by a poly vinylidene fluoride (PVDF) polymer matrix filled with graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) and we show that the thermal, electrical, mechanical properties of the aerogel can be tuned through the proper selection of the processing temperature, controlled either at 65 °C or 85 °C. The produced GNP-filled aerogels are characterized by exceptional EM properties, allowing the production of absorbers with 9.2 GHz and 6.4 GHz qualified bandwidths with reflection coefficients below −10 dB and −20 dB, respectively. Moreover, such aerogels show exceptional thermal conductivities without any appreciable volume change after temperature variations. Finally, depending on the process parameters, it is shown the possibility to obtain water repellent aerogel composites, thus preventing their EM and thermal properties from being affected by environmental humidity and allowing the realization of EM absorber with a stable response.
2019
3D porous graphene; graphene based aerogel; radar absorption
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3D porous graphene based aerogel for electromagnetic applications / Cheraghi Bidsorkhi, H.; D'Aloia, A. G.; Tamburrano, A.; De Bellis, G.; Delfini, A.; Ballirano, P.; Sarto, M. S.. - In: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. - ISSN 2045-2322. - 9:1(2019). [10.1038/s41598-019-52230-5]
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