The ternary RGO/Fe3O4/SiO2 composites were prepared through a hydrothermal method and an annealing process. The Fe3O4 and SiO2 particles were in situ grown on the surface of reduced graphene oxide (RGO). The RGO, Fe3O4, and SiO2 were properly assembled to realize comprehensive electromagnetic wave-absorbing performance, which not only achieve synergy between the dielectric loss and the magnetic loss, but also possess satisfactory impedance matching. Based on the analysis of absorbing properties, the RGO/Fe3O4/SiO2-0.5 composite exhibits the optimal wave absorbing performance with the maximum reflection loss of −34.36 dB and an effective absorption bandwidth of 7.76 GHz at a matching thickness of 2.9 mm. The introduction of wave transparent and insulated SiO2 increases the propagation paths and optimizes the conductivity. Meanwhile, the construction of a heterogeneous interface promotes the interfacial polarization. The appropriate conductive network and the defect sites of RGO guarantee the conduction loss and dipole polarization. The natural resonance and exchange resonance from Fe3O4 jointly contribute to the magnetic loss. Therefore, this work provides a simple and flexible method for the synthesis and design of the heterostructure with multiple dissipation mechanism as a high-efficiency absorbent.
Tunable microwave absorbing property of RGO/Fe3O4/SiO2 nanocomposites by effective regulation of eddy current effect
Note: This paper is part of the Special Topic on Microwave Absorption by Carbon-Based Materials and Structures.
Yahong Zhang, Xiaoyan Lv, Yi Zhang, Zhiyang Jiang, Chunhong Gong; Tunable microwave absorbing property of RGO/Fe3O4/SiO2 nanocomposites by effective regulation of eddy current effect. J. Appl. Phys. 7 November 2021; 130 (17): 175101. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0068768
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