Effect of nitrogen doping on the electromagnetic properties of carbon nanotube-based composites

M. A. Kanygin, O. V. Sedelnikova, I. P. Asanov, L. G. Bulusheva, A. V. Okotrub, P. P. Kuzhir, A. O. Plyushch, S. A. Maksimenko, K. N. Lapko, A. A. Sokol, O. A. Ivashkevich, Ph. Lambin
2013 Journal of Applied Physics  
Nitrogen-doped and pure carbon nanotube (CNT) based composites were fabricated for investigating their dielectric properties in static regime as well as electromagnetic response properties in microwave frequency range (K a -band). Two classes of host matrix-polystyrene and phosphate unfired ceramics-have been used for composites fabrication. The study reveals miscellaneous effect of nitrogen doping on the dielectric permittivity, dc conductivity and electromagnetic interference shielding
more » ... ncy of CNT-based composites, produced with both polymer and ceramic matrices. The high-frequency polarizability, estimated for different-length CNTs, and static polarizability, calculated for nitrogen-containing CNT models using a quantumchemical approach, show that this effect results from a decrease of the nanotube defect-free-length and deterioration of the polarizability with incorporation of nitrogen in pyridinic form. V C 2013 AIP Publishing LLC [http://dx.
doi:10.1063/1.4800897 fatcat:7d4efgj435a6thhcdmh3hfyvtm