Electromagnetic wave absorption properties of mechanically mixed Nd2Fe14B/C microparticles

Xianguo Liu, Siu Wing Or, Siu Lau Ho, Dianyu Geng, Zhigao Xie, Han Wang, Zhidong Zhang

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Nd2Fe14B/C microparticles were prepared by a mechanical mixing technique using a weight ratio of 2:1. Paraffin-bonded Nd2Fe14B/C composites were fabricated using 40 wt% microparticles, and their electromagnetic wave absorption properties were studied and compared with those of the paraffin-bonded Nd2Fe14B composites in the 2-18 GHz frequency range and for 1-5 mm thickness. The Nd2Fe14B/C-paraffin composites exhibit dual dielectric resonance in complex relative permittivity (εr) and essentially flat response in complex relative permeability (μr) rather than showing an abrupt change in both εrand μras in the Nd2Fe14B-paraffin composites. The results are ascribed to the increased electrical resistivity in the Nd2Fe14B/C-paraffin composites and the protection on the magnetic properties of the Nd2Fe14B microparticles at 2-18 GHz by the presence of the C phase. Large reflection loss (RL) exceeding -10 dB and an optimal RL of -13.2 dB are achieved in the Nd2Fe14B/C-paraffin composites from 9.6 to 18 GHz at a thickness of 1.4-2.6 mm and at 18 GHz at a thickness of 1.4 mm, respectively.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2929-2932
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Alloys and Compounds
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2011


  • Carbon
  • Complex permeability
  • Complex permittivity
  • Electromagnetic wave absorption
  • Nd Fe B 2 14
  • Reflection loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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