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.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Effective medium analysis of carbon nanoparticles filled polymers
- Microwave absorbers composed of carbon nanoparticles in a polymer matrix
- Dielectric properties of carbon-based composite materials
- Theoretical development supporting applications
- Microwave absorption of hybrid magnetic particles/carbon particles materials
Polina Kuzhir, University of Eastern Finland, Finland
Alain Celzard, Institute Jean Lamour, Nancy, France
Xiaobo Chen, University of Missouri–Kansas City, USA
Deputy Editor Christian Brosseau
Associate Editor David Aspnes
Associate Editor LaShanda Korley
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Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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