Highly Conductive 3D Segregated Graphene Architecture in Polypropylene Composite with Efficient EMI Shielding
AbstractThe extensive use of electronic equipment in modern life causes potential electromagnetic pollution harmful to human health. Therefore, it is of great significance to enhance the electrical conductivity of polymers, which are widely used in electronic components, to screen out electromagnetic waves. The fabrication of graphene/polymer composites has attracted much attention in recent years due to the excellent electrical properties of graphene. However, the uniform distribution of graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) in a non-polar polymer matrix like polypropylene (PP) still remains a challenge, resulting in the limited improvement of electrical conductivity of PP-based composites achieved to date. Here, we propose a single-step approach to prepare GNPs/PP composites embedded with a segregated architecture of GNPs by coating PP particles with GNPs, followed by hot-pressing. As a result, the electrical conductivity of 10 wt % GNPs-loaded composites reaches 10.86 S·cm−1, which is ≈7 times higher than that of the composites made by the melt-blending process. Accordingly, a high electromagnetic interference shielding effectiveness (EMI SE) of 19.3 dB can be achieved. Our method is green, low-cost, and scalable to develop 3D GNPs architecture in a polymer matrix, providing a versatile composite material suitable for use in electronics, aerospace, and automotive industries. View Full-Text
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Alam, F.E.; Yu, J.; Shen, D.; Dai, W.; Li, H.; Zeng, X.; Yao, Y.; Du, S.; Jiang, N.; Lin, C.-T. Highly Conductive 3D Segregated Graphene Architecture in Polypropylene Composite with Efficient EMI Shielding. Polymers 2017, 9, 662.
Alam FE, Yu J, Shen D, Dai W, Li H, Zeng X, Yao Y, Du S, Jiang N, Lin C-T. Highly Conductive 3D Segregated Graphene Architecture in Polypropylene Composite with Efficient EMI Shielding. Polymers. 2017; 9(12):662.Chicago/Turabian Style
Alam, Fakhr E.; Yu, Jinhong; Shen, Dianyu; Dai, Wen; Li, He; Zeng, Xiaoliang; Yao, Yagang; Du, Shiyu; Jiang, Nan; Lin, Cheng-Te. 2017. "Highly Conductive 3D Segregated Graphene Architecture in Polypropylene Composite with Efficient EMI Shielding." Polymers 9, no. 12: 662.
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