Recent Advances in Design Strategies and Multifunctionality of Flexible Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Materials

Junye Cheng, Chuanbing Li, Yingfei Xiong, Huibin Zhang, Hassan Raza, Sana Ullah, Jinyi Wu, Guangping Zheng, Qi Cao, Deqing Zhang, Qingbin Zheng, Renchao Che

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Abstract: With rapid development of 5G communication technologies, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for electronic devices has become an urgent demand in recent years, where the development of corresponding EMI shielding materials against detrimental electromagnetic radiation plays an essential role. Meanwhile, the EMI shielding materials with high flexibility and functional integrity are highly demanded for emerging shielding applications. Hitherto, a variety of flexible EMI shielding materials with lightweight and multifunctionalities have been developed. In this review, we not only introduce the recent development of flexible EMI shielding materials, but also elaborate the EMI shielding mechanisms and the index for "green EMI shielding" performance. In addition, the construction strategies for sophisticated multifunctionalities of flexible shielding materials are summarized. Finally, we propose several possible research directions for flexible EMI shielding materials in near future, which could be inspirational to the fast-growing next-generation flexible electronic devices with reliable and multipurpose protections as offered by EMI shielding materials. [Figure not available: see fulltext.]

Original languageEnglish
Article number80
JournalNano-Micro Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022


  • EMI shielding mechanism
  • Flexible shielding materials
  • Green shielding index
  • Multifunctionalities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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