In this study, the influence of the addition of carbon nanotube (CNT) (0, 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0 wt %) on complex permittivity, complex permeability, and reflection loss for La0.7 Sr0.3 MnO3-δ (LSMO)/polymer composites was investigated. Microwave absorbing composites were prepared by molding and curing a mixture of LSMO powders, CNTs, and epoxy resin. The complex permittivity and complex permeability for LSMO/CNT composites were examined by a cavity perturbation technique. The experimental results showed that the complex permittivity increased with increasing CNT addition and the imaginary part of the permeability decreased with rising frequency. In the present study, a microwave absorbing composite filled with 80 wt % LSOM powders and 2 wt % CNTs exhibited the optimum performance, that is, the microwave absorbing peak was -22.85 dB at 9.5 GHz and the -10 dB absorbing bandwidth reached 3.3 GHz for the sample with a matching thickness of 3 mm.
|Journal||Journal of Applied Physics|
|Publication status||Published - May 1 2010|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)