Special Issue "Carbon Based Functional Microwave Shields"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
Overcrowding of the spectral bands allocated for different communication channels has made Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) crucial, especially for satellite and airplane communication systems, in which footprint and weight are critical issues. Our Special Issue requires the development of novel coatings, shields, and filters that prevent the degradation of system performance in densely-populated EM environment.
Materials to be used for EM protective coating in future communication and nanoelectronic devices must have a high electrical conductivity for a good electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE). Moreover, in order to avoid microwave pollution due to radiation reflected from the protective coating, SE should be provided by absorption rather than reflection losses. It is worth noting also that protection of the future nanodevices require submicron thick shields, making useless conventional conductive coatings capable to produce an EM attenuation of up to 3 dB/mm.
The challenging problem of the EMI protection at the nanoscale may be resolved if one exploits low sheet resistance, ultra-small thickness and ultra-light weight of graphene, which is an excellent candidate for designing functional materials for EM applications. Compared to conventional metal-based EMI shielding materials, using carbon-based conducting composites is advantageous for satellite applications because of their low weight, small thickness, and flexibility. These include polymer composites containing exfoliated graphite, graphene nanoplatelets, carbon black, carbon fibers and nanofibers, carbon nanotubes (CNT), and carbon onions.
This Special Issue will address the physics and technology of the carbon-based microwave and THz shields, problems related to interaction of the EM waves graphene, CNT and relevant composites, and also physical mechanisms responsible for attenuation of the EM waves in carbon-based materials.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit communications, full papers and reviews to this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Yuri Svirko
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- electromagnetic interference (EMI), shielding effectiveness (SE), graphene, CNT, carbon-polymer composites
- carbon functional material
- microwave absorption
- THz radiation