Synergism of 1D CoNi chains anchored 2D reduced graphene oxide with strong interfacial interactions to enhance microwave absorption properties

  • Zhongyi Bai
  • Xiaoqin Guo
  • Lei Fan
  • Ka Gao
  • Junwei Liu
  • Wenzheng Song
  • Yang Li
  • Rui Zhang


The reduced graphene oxide (rGO), spherical CoNi/rGO composite and chain-like CoNi/rGO composite were prepared by a facile hydrothermal method at 150 °C for 15 h. Based on the structural information provided by XRD and SEM, we can find that a formation mechanism is associated with the steric-hinerance effect by the surfactant molecules and the magnetic dipole–dipole interaction in the self-assembly process. The microwave absorption properties were also investigated in the 1.0–18.0 GHz frequency range by the vector network analyzer (VNA). The chain-like CoNi/rGO/paraffin composite shows the best microwave absorption properties, and the minimal reflection loss (RLmin) of composite is − 45.95 dB at 9.36 GHz with a thickness of 2.7 mm. The effective absorption (RL < − 10 dB) frequency range could be observed in the frequency of 6.49–6.85 GHz and 8.29–11.88 GHz. The excellent microwave absorption properties of the chain-like CoNi/rGO composite results from the special one-dimensional (1D)/two-dimensional (2D) construction, the multiple polarization and scattering, interfacial polarization and natural resonance. The results show that the chain-like CoNi/rGO composite could be used as a promising electromagnetic wave absorber with characteristics of strong-absorption, wide-band and thin-thickness.



The authors appreciate the financial support from the 2017 University Science and Technology Innovation team of Henan Province (Grant No. 17IRTSTHN005) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51672254).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhongyi Bai
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xiaoqin Guo
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lei Fan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ka Gao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Junwei Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wenzheng Song
    • 1
    • 2
  • Yang Li
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rui Zhang
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Materials Science and EngineeringZhengzhou University of AeronauticsZhengzhouChina
  2. 2.Henan Key Laboratory of Aeronautical Materials and Application TechnologyZhengzhou University of AeronauticsZhengzhouChina
  3. 3.School of Materials Science and EngineeringZhengzhou UniversityZhengzhouChina

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