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Tailored distribution of nanoparticles in bi-phasic polymeric blends as emerging materials for suppressing electromagnetic radiation: challenges and prospects

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Regardless of its location, our electronic equipment does not always escape the threats of electromagnetic interference (EMI). Unrestrained radio and microwave radiation from communication devices, broadcasting stations, power lines and other electric equipment constantly bombards us and our precise circuitry equipment. Although its effects on human beings have not yet been directly demonstrated, our electronic gadgets are not that fortunate. A plethora of research work has already been published in the search for a perfect shielding material. Studies in the last decade reveal that dielectric ceramics, magnetic oxides/ferrites/particles, semiconductors, metal particles/foams, intrinsically conducting polymers, conducting carbon black/fibers/nanotubes and other carbon derivatives such as graphene etc. have been widely researched. The particles are either embedded in a wax medium or in a thermoplastic matrix to design an effective shield. To this end, polymer-based nanocomposites have been much discussed owing to their technology-matching properties, light weight, ease of fabrication and adaption, lack of corrosion, and design flexibility. However, the high dosage of nanofillers needed to meet the requirements of an effective shield mars their utility in many respects. Although bi-phasic polymer blends have been researched from different perspectives, utilizing them as a template for microwave shielding is currently drawing enormous interest compared with single-polymer-based nanocomposites. This review highlights the stepwise advancement of bi-phasic polymer blends towards EMI shielding applications. We in this manner endeavor to provide a necessary overview and point out the direction in which future research will keep on thriving as this new class of material emerges as an effective EMI shield.

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The article was received on 01 Jan 2018, accepted on 26 Feb 2018 and first published on 26 Feb 2018


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C8TC00002F
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018,6, 3120-3142
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    Tailored distribution of nanoparticles in bi-phasic polymeric blends as emerging materials for suppressing electromagnetic radiation: challenges and prospects

    S. Biswas, S. S. Panja and S. Bose, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2018, 6, 3120
    DOI: 10.1039/C8TC00002F

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