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Polymers 2017, 9(1), 29; doi:10.3390/polym9010029

Recent Advances in Conjugated Polymer-Based Microwave Absorbing Materials

MIIT Key Laboratory of Critical Materials Technology for New Energy Conversion and Storage, School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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Received: 20 September 2016 / Revised: 29 November 2016 / Accepted: 9 January 2017 / Published: 14 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conjugated Polymers 2016)
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Abstract

Microwave absorbing materials (MAMs) are paving the way for exciting applications in electromagnetic (EM) pollution precaution and national defense security, as they offer an advanced alternative to conventional reflection principles to fundamentally eliminate the EM waves. Conjugated polymer (CP)-based composites appear as a promising kind of MAM with the desirable features of low density and high performance. In this review, we introduce the theory of microwave absorption and summarize recent advances in the fabrication of CP-based MAMs, including rational design of the microstructure of pure conjugated polymers and tunable chemical integration with magnetic ferrites, magnetic metals, transition metal oxides, and carbon materials. The key point of enhancing microwave absorption in CP-based MAMs is to regulate their EM properties, improve matching of characteristic impedance, and create diversified loss mechanisms. The examples presented in this review will provide new insights into the design and preparation of CP-based composites that can satisfy the high demands of the oncoming generation of MAMs. View Full-Text
Keywords: conjugated polymers; microwave absorbing materials; microstructure; composites; reflection loss conjugated polymers; microwave absorbing materials; microstructure; composites; reflection loss
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Wang, Y.; Du, Y.; Xu, P.; Qiang, R.; Han, X. Recent Advances in Conjugated Polymer-Based Microwave Absorbing Materials. Polymers 2017, 9, 29.

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