Graphene oxide for electromagnetic shield application

Back in October, researchers from India's VIT University started to study a new composite material made from graphene oxide and PVC. The GO was found to enhance the PVC to make it useful for battery electrodes, membranes and coatings.

The researchers continued to study the material, and they now published an article regarding the electrical characterization of the PVC-GO material as function of temperature. They say that according to their findings, the new material be very useful for all sorts of EMI applications, including radiation shields for radar and communication towers.

They also suggest making fabrics that are useful for EMI shielding - so this GO-PVC may be used to make jackets or coats that protect or detect electromagnetic radiation.

You can read the original research paper here.

Posted: Feb 03,2014 by Ron Mertens