Preparation of silver/reduced graphene oxide coated polyester fabric for electromagnetic interference shielding

Can Wang, Cheng Xiang, Lin Tan, Jianwu Lan, Linghui Peng, Shou-xiang Kinor Jiang, Ronghui Guo

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In this study, silver/reduced graphene oxide (Ag/RGO) coated polyester (PET) fabrics with dopamine as adhesive agent were prepared through an efficient chemical reduction method under microwave irradiation. The as-synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy. Deposit weight, surface resistance and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding effectiveness (SE) of the Ag/RGO coated PET fabric were investigated. The dopamine modified PET fabric is covered with silver particles and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) sheets uniformly and densely. In addition, the Ag/RGO coated fabric possesses high electrical conductivity with low surface resistance of 0.678 Ω sq-1and EMI SE of Ag/RGO coated fabric ranges from 58 dB to 65 dB in the range of 1-18 GHz X-band. Adhesive strength between Ag/RGO particles and PET fabric is significantly improved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40452-40461
Number of pages10
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number64
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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