Microwave Absorption by Carbon-Based Materials and Structures
A composite absorber that uses carbon nanoparticles in combination with a polymer matrix offers a large flexibility for design and properties control, as the composite can be tuned and optimized via changes in both the filler particles (C black, C nanotube, C fiber, graphene) and the embedding matrix (rubber, thermoplastic). This Special Topic offers a perspective on the experimental efforts toward the development of microwave absorbers composed of carbon nanoparticles in a polymer matrix. Such materials are of relevance to a wide range of potential applications that span radar absorption, electromagnetic protection from natural phenomena (lightning), nuclear electromagnetic pulse protection, electromagnetic compatibility for electronic devices, anechoic chambers, and human exposure mitigation.
Guest Editors: Polina Kuzhir, Alain Celzard, and Xiaobo Chen