Microwave absorbing properties of NiFe2O4nanosheets synthesized via a simple surfactant-Assisted solution route

Chengyun Zhao, Wei Huang, Xianguo Liu, Siu Wing Or, Caiyun Cui

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NiFe2O4nanosheets have been synthesized via a simple surfactant-Assisted solution route, which are confirmed by X-ray powder diffraction, scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. The NiFe2O4sample exhibits the sheet-like structure, with width varying from 200 to 800 nm and thickness ranging from 20 to 60 nm. The electromagnetic properties of NiFe2O4nanosheets-paraffin composites have been deeply investigated. The multiple dielectric relaxation loss in NiFe2O4nanosheets is attributed to the size distribution and morphology of the NiFe2O4nanosheets. The magnetic loss in the present system is caused mainly by the natural resonance. An absorber with a thickness of 4.3 mm exhibits an optimal reflection loss (RL) value of-47.1 dB at 7.67 GHz. RL values exceeding-20 dB in the 2.68-17.96 GHz range are obtained by choosing an appropriate absorption-layer thickness between 1.9 and 10 mm. Not only the RL peak frequency but also the number of the peaks can be well explained by the quarter-wavelength cancellation model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1154
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2016


  • Ferrites
  • Microwave absorbing materials
  • Nanosheets
  • Transmission electron microscopy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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