Intrinsically conducting polymers for electromagnetic interference shielding

Authors

  • Yangyong Wang,

    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, P. R. China
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  • Xinli Jing

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    1. Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, P. R. China
    • Department of Chemical Engineering, School of Energy and Power Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, P. R. China.
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Abstract

This paper summarizes and reviews the research on electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding with intrinsically conducting polymers (ICPs), mainly polyaniline (PANI) and polypyrrole (PPY), and their composites in various frequency ranges. ICPs are new alternative candidates for EMI shielding applications due to their lightweight, corrosion resistance, ease of processing, and tunable conductivities as compared with typical metals. More importantly, the dominant shielding characteristic of absorption other than that of reflection for metals render ICPs more promising materials in applications requiring not only high EMI shielding effectiveness but also shielding by absorption, such as in stealth technology. Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

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