Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

, Volume 29, Issue 17, pp 15034–15041 | Cite as

Ni deposited onto MWCNTs buckypapers for improved broadband EMI shielding

  • Yaoyao Bai
  • Jijie Wang
  • Shaowei LuEmail author
  • Zhenwei Huang
  • Li Zhang
  • Qiangang Xu
  • Shifeng Xu


Highly flexible, mechanically robust and ultra-thin Ni deposited onto multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) buckypapers (BPs) were fabricated via vacuum filtration and magnetron sputtering. The samples were characterized structurally using scanning electron microscopy and X-ray Diffraction. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE) of Ni deposited onto MWCNTs BPs with different deposition time (0, 30 and 60 min) were tested in frequency range of 2–18 GHz, including S-band, C-band, X-band and Ku-band. The 60 min Ni deposited onto MWCNTs BPs exhibited much higher EMI SE of average value up to 42.59 dB with the thickness of only 0.105 mm. Based on reliability study, the 60 min Ni deposited onto MWCNTs BPs retains 94.3% of its EMI SE after 500 cycles of mechanical bending. Therefore, the results and techniques promise a simple and effective approach to achieve light-weight and ultra-thin composite films for a wide application at the prospect of the field of EMI shielding.



The financial contributions are gratefully acknowledged. This work was financially supported by National Nature Science Fund (11602150, U1733123), Aeronautical Science Foundation (2016ZA54004), Shenyang international scientific and technological cooperation project (F16-212-6-00), Natural science foundation of Liaoning Province (20170540695) the Liaoning provincial university talents support program (LR2015048) and Shenyang science project-key science and technology research and development plan (17-208-9-00). The financial contributions are gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yaoyao Bai
    • 1
  • Jijie Wang
    • 1
  • Shaowei Lu
    • 2
    Email author
  • Zhenwei Huang
    • 1
  • Li Zhang
    • 1
  • Qiangang Xu
    • 1
  • Shifeng Xu
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Materials Science and EngineeringShenyang Aerospace UniversityShenyangChina
  2. 2.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringShenyang Aerospace UniversityShenyangChina
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceShenyang Aerospace UniversityShenyangChina

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