Enhancement of Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Effectiveness with Alignment of Spinnable Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes



This research develops a unique material to attenuate electromagnetic interference (EMI) by using spinnable multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWNTs) combined with bio-polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) that contains BaTiO₃ (MBPBT). In particular, a plaid pattern, formed by the spinnable MWNTs, is very effective in attenuating the propagation of EM waves, which achieves over 20 dB at 8.2-12.4 GHz (X-band frequency range). This means that a filter type of the spinnable MWNTs is actively able to handle the directionality and movement of EMI propagation. In addition, the MBPBT is characterized by its strong mechanical advantage (bending radius 180 degrees).


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Spinnable Mulitwalled Carbon nanotubes, Electromagnetic interference, Barium Titanate, Composite materials, Actuators, Materials science


Korea-US Air Force Cooperation Program (Grant No. 2013K1A3A1A32035592), the National Research Foundation (Grant No. 2016R1C1B2012340) of the Ministry of Science


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