Light-weight and low-cost electromagnetic wave absorbers with high performances based on biomass-derived reduced graphene oxides

Deqing Zhang, Tingting Liu, Junye Cheng, Jixing Chai, Xiuying Yang, Hao Wang, Guangping Zheng, Maosheng Cao

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Rational structure design of microwave absorption material is extremely significant from the perspectives of enhancing the electromagnetic microwave absorption (EMA) performance and adapting to cost-effective and sustainable industrial applications. Here, reduced graphene oxides (rGOs) with curl structures derived from corn stover are applied for the absorption of electromagnetic waves. The results suggest that biomass-rGO show the maximum reflection loss of -51.7 dB and an effective absorption bandwidth 13.5 GHz (4.5-18 GHz) at a thickness of 3.25 mm, implying the unique critical role of the microstructure in adjusting the EMA performance. Moreover, the successful conversion of waste biomass into widely used electromagnetic wave absorbing materials could solve the problems of environmental pollution caused by straw burning.

Original languageEnglish
Article number445708
Issue number44
Publication statusPublished - 20 Aug 2019


  • absorption bandwidth
  • biomass-derived rGO
  • dielectric loss
  • electromagnetic wave absorbing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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