Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 22, pp 19308–19315 | Cite as

Synthesis and microwave absorbing properties of CeO2/multi-walled carbon nanotubes composites

  • Huan Wang
  • Honglong XingEmail author
  • Qiangchun Liu
  • Hanxiao Jia
  • Aijuan Chen
  • Ye Liu


CeO2/multi-walled carbon nanotubes (CeO2/MWCNTs) composites were successfully synthesized via one-step hydrothermal method. The crystal morphology, structure and electromagnetic parameters of the composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, field-emission scanning electron microscopy, high-resolution transmission electron microscopy and vector network analyzer. The microwave absorption performances of CeO2/MWCNTs composites can be evaluated between 2 and 18 GHz frequency range, which is based on transmission line theory. The results demonstrated that fluorite CeO2 nanoparticles were anchored on MWCNTs. The CeO2/MWCNTs composites can reach the minimum reflection loss of − 34.64 dB at 16.24 GHz under the coating thickness of 5 mm, and the frequency bandwidth exceeding − 10 dB was 2.88 GHz. The microwave absorbing properties of the CeO2/MWCNTs composites were mainly attributed to the synergistic effect of dielectric and conductive loss, which were caused by the oxygen vacancies of CeO2. Moreover, charge polarization and interfacial polarization occurring in the composites are beneficial to microwave absorption.



This work was financially supported by the Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant 51477002) and Anhui Provincial Natural Science Fund for Colleges and Universities in (KJ2017ZD31).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringAnhui University of Science and TechnologyHuainanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Collaborative Innovation Center of Advanced Functional CompositesHuaibei Normal UniversityHuaibeiPeople’s Republic of China

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