Daneisha Blair - Southern University A&M College
Co-Author(s): Guang-Lin Zhao
In this work, multi-wall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs)-epoxy composites with MWCNTs (outer diameter 8- 15 nm) were fabricated. The reflection loss, transmission, and absorption ratio of the MWCNTs-epoxy composite samples were investigated. The MWCNT loading were controlled at 3wt% with different surfactant (Sodium dodecylbenzenesulfonate) SDBS ratios. An Agilent PNA network analyzer was utilized in the measurements of microwave absorption (MA) properties by using coaxial and waveguide methods for frequency ranges 1 to 40 GHz. The measurement results showed that the microwave absorption properties of the MWCNT–epoxy composites strongly depend on the ratio between the SDBS and MWCNTs.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): The Louisiana Board of Regents, LASIGMA National Society Foundation (NSF) The Air Force Office of Scientific Research
Faculty Advisor: Guang-Lin Zhao,