, Volume 4, Issue 12, pp 1452-1457,
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Date: 18 Sep 2009

Synthesis, Characterization, and Microwave Absorption Property of the SnO2 Nanowire/Paraffin Composites


In this article, SnO2 nanowires (NWs) have been prepared and their microwave absorption properties have been investigated in detail. Complex permittivity and permeability of the SnO2 NWs/paraffin composites have been measured in a frequency range of 0.1–18 GHz, and the measured results are compared with that calculated from effective medium theory. The value of maximum reflection loss for the composites with 20 vol.% SnO2 NWs is approximately −32.5 dB at 14 GHz with a thickness of 5.0 mm.