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Tuning the Shape Anisotropy and Electromagnetic Screening Ability of Ultrahigh Magnetic Polymer and Surfactant-Capped FeCo Nanorods and Nanocubes in Soft Conducting Composites

Arief, Injamamul and Biswas, Sourav and Bose, Suryasarathi (2016) Tuning the Shape Anisotropy and Electromagnetic Screening Ability of Ultrahigh Magnetic Polymer and Surfactant-Capped FeCo Nanorods and Nanocubes in Soft Conducting Composites. In: ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES, 8 (39). pp. 26285-26297.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acsami.6b07464

Abstract

Herein, we demonstrate that very high electromagnetic (EM) shielding efficiency can be achieved by dispersing nanoengineered FeCo anisometric nanostructures in a poly(vinylidene difluoride) matrix in the presence of conductive nanofillers (multiwall carbon nanotubes, MWCNTs). The FeCo nanorods (similar to 800 nm) and nanocubes (similar to 100 nm) were fabricated by a facile surfactant and polymer-assisted one-pot borohydride reduction method. The growth mechanism depicted a two-directional growth for cubes, whereas for nanorods, a unidirectional growth pattern across the (,110) plane was evident. A total shielding effectiveness (SET) of -44 dB at 18 GHz was achieved for a particular combination of FeCo nanorods and MWCNT, and for nanocube-based composites, it was found to be -39 dB at 18 GHz. It was observed from zero field cooled-field cooled curves that the samples displayed room temperature ferromagnetism. An excellent correlation between high aspect ratio FeCo nanorod and superior EM absorption (89%) was explored, pertaining to the fact that nanorods possessed higher magnetic saturation (177.1 emu/g) and coercivity (550 Oe) in contrast to the nanocubes with similar composition. Furthermore, theoretical insight into the mechanism revealed a high degree of interface scattering between conductive MWCNT and magnetic loss components, giving rise to an excellent synergy between magnetic and dielectric parts.

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Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER CHEMICAL SOC, 1155 16TH ST, NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20036 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Materials Engineering (formerly Metallurgy)
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2016 06:22
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2016 06:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/55271

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