Temperature dependent microwave absorption of ultrathin graphene composites†
Ultrathin, lightweight graphene composites exhibit high-efficiency microwave absorption at elevated temperatures as well as thermal-stability permittivity. The minimum reflection loss reaches −42 dB and the widest bandwidth covers the entire X-band (−10 dB). More significantly, the composites possess one high-efficiency absorption belt with a value ≤−15 dB, as well as two ‘islands’ of reflection loss of ≤−17 dB and −30 dB. These excellent properties arise from the synergistic effect of polarization and conductivity. Our finding demonstrates that ultrathin graphene is a promising microwave absorber for microwave attenuation devices, information security and electromagnetic pollution defense.