NaCl leached sustainable porous flexible Fe3O4 decorated RGO-polyaniline/PVDF composite for durable application against electromagnetic pollution

R. Bera, S. Paria, S. K. Karan, A. K. Das, A. Maitra, B. B. Khatua
2017 eXPRESS Polymer Letters  
To avoid the interference of electromagnetic radiation from other devices, an electronic device needs to be fabricated with flexible and light weight electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials with high efficiency. According, highly flexible porous poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF)/PFR (Fe 3 O 4 decorated polyaniline/RGO composite) composite was prepared through solution blending of PVDF with pre-synthesized PFR conductive composite that involves in-situ oxidative polymerization of
more » ... polymerization of aniline in the presence of reduced graphene oxide (RGO) using FeCl 3 as oxidant. The porous morphology of the composite was created by leaching out of mixed NaCl from the composite. Polyaniline and RGO were mutually decorated by chemically in-situ synthesized ferrosoferric oxide (Fe 3 O 4 ) using the Fe source of FeCl 3 . A homogeneous dispersion of PFR in insulated PVDF matrix resulted in a highly electrical conductive composite (PVDF-PFR) material through formation of three dimensional continuous conductive networks of polyaniline-RGO in the matrix phase. The composite shows an outstanding EMI shielding effectiveness (EMI SE) property due to the porous structure and the presence of conductive network and ferromagnetic Fe 3 O 4 nanoparticles. The PVDF-PFR composite (0.5 mm thickness) depicts a great permittivity and permeability value and achieve high EMI SE value (≈-28.18 dB) and conductivity value of ≈1.10·10 -1 S·cm -1 at very low loading (5 wt%) of RGO.
doi:10.3144/expresspolymlett.2017.40 fatcat:exh4xxcctndnlj5oueo2m2elbi