Electromagnetic Scattering Properties of MWCNTs/Graphene Doped Epoxy Layered with PVC Nanofiber/E-Glass Composites
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CitationÖzkan, V., Yapici, A., Karaaslan, M., Akgöl, O. (2020). Electromagnetic Scattering Properties of MWCNTs/Graphene Doped Epoxy Layered with PVC Nanofiber/E-Glass Composites. Journal of Electronic Materials, 49(3), 2249-2256. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11664-019-07921-0
In this study, composites composed of glass fiber reinforced-epoxy laminates interleaved with electrospun polyvinylchloride (PVC) nano-fibres were designed for radar absorption investigations. The laminated composites which were produced in special molds were obtained by placing woven glass fibers between each of PVC nanofiber mats, and the composites were produced in three different forms as pure, multi-walled carbon nanotubes doped and graphene doped. The morphologies of the PVC nanofiber mats were analyzed by scanning electron microscope. The radar absorption efficiencies of the composites in the individual and different combinations were measured in the 3-8 GHz frequency band. Experimental results show that the produced graphene-added composite material has improvable microwave absorption effect at several points in 3-8 GHz band to provide excellent absorption in future studies. The graphene doped structure was found to have a certain absorption characteristic up to 33.82% at a constant frequency. Besides, various strong absorption frequency points have been obtained in the related frequency range. The cascaded graphene doped composite layers can provide broadband absorption for stealth technology.