We report on the microwave shielding efficiency of non-structural composites, where inclusions of biochar—a cost effective and eco-friendly material—are dispersed in matrices of interest for building construction. We directly measured the complex permittivity of raw materials and composites, in the frequency range 100 MHz–8 GHz. A proper permittivity mixing formula allows obtaining other combinations, to enlarge the case studies. From complex permittivity, finally, we calculated the shielding efficiency, showing that tailoring the content of biochar allows obtaining a desired value of electromagnetic shielding, potentially useful for different applications. This approach represents a quick preliminary evaluation tool to design composites with desired shielding properties starting from physical parameters.

High Frequency Electromagnetic Shielding by Biochar-Based Composites / Torsello, Daniele; Bartoli, Mattia; Giorcelli, Mauro; Rovere, Massimo; Arrigo, Rossella; Malucelli, Giulio; Tagliaferro, Alberto; Ghigo, Gianluca. - In: NANOMATERIALS. - ISSN 2079-4991. - ELETTRONICO. - 11:9(2021), p. 2383. [10.3390/nano11092383]

High Frequency Electromagnetic Shielding by Biochar-Based Composites

Torsello, Daniele;Bartoli, Mattia;Giorcelli, Mauro;Rovere, Massimo;Arrigo, Rossella;Malucelli, Giulio;Tagliaferro, Alberto;Ghigo, Gianluca
2021

Abstract

We report on the microwave shielding efficiency of non-structural composites, where inclusions of biochar—a cost effective and eco-friendly material—are dispersed in matrices of interest for building construction. We directly measured the complex permittivity of raw materials and composites, in the frequency range 100 MHz–8 GHz. A proper permittivity mixing formula allows obtaining other combinations, to enlarge the case studies. From complex permittivity, finally, we calculated the shielding efficiency, showing that tailoring the content of biochar allows obtaining a desired value of electromagnetic shielding, potentially useful for different applications. This approach represents a quick preliminary evaluation tool to design composites with desired shielding properties starting from physical parameters.
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