Nano Express

Nanoscale Research Letters

, Volume 4, Issue 12, pp 1452-1457

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

  • H. T. FengAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
  • , R. F. ZhuoAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
  • , J. T. ChenAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
  • , D. YanAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
  • , J. J. FengAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
  • , H. J. LiAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
  • , S. ChengAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
  • , Z. G. WuAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
  • , J. WangAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University
    • , P. X. YanAffiliated withSchool of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou UniversityState Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication, Lanzhou Institute of Chemistry and Physics, Chinese Academy of Science Email author 

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Nanowires Permittivity Microwave absorption Effective medium theory