EPJ Appl. Metamat.
Volume 10, 2023
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|30 January 2023
Thin layers of microwave absorbing metamaterials with carbon fibers and FeSi alloy ribbons to enhance the absorption properties
Key Laboratory of Solidification Control and Digital Preparation Technology (Liaoning Province), School of Materials Science and Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian 116085, P.R. China
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Accepted: 23 November 2022
Published online: 30 January 2023
In order to break through the bottleneck of narrow effective absorption bandwidth (reflection loss RL ≤ −10 dB) of microwave absorbing materials, herein, we fabricate the metamaterials with carbon fiber (CF) and FeSi alloy (FSA) ribbon metastructure which is distributed in the carbonyl iron powders (CIP)/polyurethane (PU) matrix. The experimental results show that the microwave absorption capacity of the matrix can be significantly enhanced by CF. Compared with the pure matrix, the effective absorption bandwidth increases from 9.4–13.44 GHz to 11–16.8 GHz when the CF is parallel to the electric field vector and the spacing between adjacent CF is 20 mm. Furthermore, the CF and FSA ribbons are arranged in the matrix as an orthogonal arrangement, and the best absorption bandwidth cover 9.76–14.46 GHz when the electric field is parallel and 9.96–14.1GHz when the electric field is vertical when the spacing is 30 mm. The electromagnetic simulation of the metamaterials is calculated, it is proved that the increase of effective absorption bandwidth is due to the strengthening of carbon fiber and its coupling with FSA ribbon. This paper provides a new research path for improving the absorption properties of thin layer microwave absorbing materials.
Key words: Microwave absorption materials / metamaterials / carbon fibers / FSA ribbons / carbonyl iron
© L. Huang et al., Published by EDP Sciences, 2023
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