A reduced graphene oxide/bi-MOF-derived carbon composite as high-performance microwave absorber with tunable dielectric properties

Abstract

In this paper, a reduced graphene oxide/bi-MOF-derived carbon (RGO/bi-MDPC) composite is studied as high-performance microwave absorber with tunable dielectric properties. The dielectric parameter of the RGO/bi-MDPC could be optimized by changing annealing temperature. The optimal sample presents the excellent microwave absorbing performance with the effective absorption bandwidth covering the whole X band with a thickness of 3.4 mm while the minimum reflection coefficient reaches − 33.8 dB at 8.8 GHz with the thickness of 3.7 mm. The specific porous structure, residual oxygen functional groups, and abundant interface contribute to enhanced microwave absorption performance. This work indicates that the bi-MOF-derived porous carbon could be used as nanostructured phase to improve the microwave absorptive capacity of RGO composites.

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The authors would like to give their special thanks to Prof. Xiaowei Yin for his kind guidance and help on this work. This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No.: 51821091), the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars (Grant No.: 51725205).

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Fan, X., Zhang, A., Li, M. et al. A reduced graphene oxide/bi-MOF-derived carbon composite as high-performance microwave absorber with tunable dielectric properties. J Mater Sci: Mater Electron 31, 11774–11783 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10854-020-03729-5

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