In-situ preparation of CoFe2O4 nanoparticles on eggshell membrane-activated carbon for microwave absorption

Heliyon. 2023 Feb 15;9(3):e13256. doi: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e13256. eCollection 2023 Mar.


This study explores the potential of using cobalt ferrite (CF) nanoparticles grown in situ on eggshell membranes (ESM) to mitigate the increasing problem of electromagnetic interference (EMI). A simple carbonization process was adopted to synthesize CF nanoparticles on ESM. The study further examines the composites’ surface morphology and chemical composition and evaluates their microwave absorption performance (MAP) at X-band frequency. Results showed that the composite of CF and ESM – CESM@CF, exhibited a strong RL peak value of -39.03 mm with an optimal thickness of 1.5 mm. The combination of CF and ESM demonstrates excellent impedance matching and EM wave attenuation. The presence of numerous interfaces, conduction loss from the morphology, interfacial polarisation, and dual influence from both CF and ESM contribute to the high MAP of the composite. CESM@CF composite is projected as an excellent biomass-based nano-composite for EM wave absorption applications.

PMID:36851968 | PMC:PMC9958450 | DOI:10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e13256


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