The author thanks Professor D. E. Williams for encouragement.
Novel cable shielding materials based on the impregnation of microporous membranes with inherently conducting polymers†
Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
Copyright © 1993 Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 281–283, April 1993
How to Cite
Kathirgamanathan, P. (1993), Novel cable shielding materials based on the impregnation of microporous membranes with inherently conducting polymers. Adv. Mater., 5: 281–283. doi: 10.1002/adma.19930050412
- Issue published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Article first published online: 29 OCT 2004
- Manuscript Revised: 11 JAN 1993
- Manuscript Received: 6 NOV 1992
Cables are shielded from electromagnetic interference by wrapping them in conductive tapes such as aluminum polyester laminates, μ-metals, or metal-coated non-wovens. Inherently conducting polymer (ICP) based tapes would be a lightweight option, but these are difficult to produce continuously in large quantities. This problem can be overcome by impregnating commercially available microporous membranes with an ICP. The production and electrical characterization of such impregnated membranes, including shielding efficiency measurements, are reported.