Double-layer Electromagnetic Wave Absorber Based on Carbon Nanotubes Doped with La(NO3)3 and Fe3O4 Nanoparticles

  • Cuiling HOU
  • Tiehu LI
  • Xueyun ZHOU
  • Xiaowen CHEN
Keywords: multiwall carbon nanotubes, La(NO3)3, Fe3O4, electromagnetic wave absorbing properties


Double-layer structure absorbing materials based on the impedance matching principle and transmission line theory can effectively improve the electromagnetic wave absorbing properties. In this paper, the electro-magnetic wave absorbing properties of double-layer absorbers (2 mm thickness), where multiwall carbon nanotube (MWCNT)-La(NO3)3/polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and MWCNT-Fe3O4/PVC composites had been taken turns as the absorption layer and matching layer, were investigated in 218 GHz range. The absorbing properties of single- and double-layer structure and different each-layer thickness with two types of combinations were compared. The results showed that the design of double-layer structure for composites could effectively broaden the absorption frequency area, and increase the absorption intensity. When MWCNT-La(NO3)3/PVC composite were used as absorption layers with 0.6 mm thickness, the absorption bandwidth (< –15 dB or > 97 %) of double-layer composite was the widest, reaching a maximum of about 3.36 GHz, and the absorption peak value was also the lowest about –46.02 dB at 16.24 GHz.