Advanced Powder Technology, Vol.31, No.12, 4642-4647, 2020
Constructing gamma-MnO2 hollow spheres with tunable microwave absorption properties
Hollow gamma-MnO2 sphere was obtained by annealing the precursor at 400 degrees C with different holding time. The influences of different holding time on the morphology and crystalline structure of final products have been discussed in detail, and the microwave absorption properties of the as-products were also investigated. The results exhibited that finer crystalline feature of the gamma-MnO2 and larger pore size in the hollow gamma-MnO2 sphere could be obtained with the extended holding time. The MnO2/paraffin composites (50 wt% loading) present extraordinary microwave absorption performance, and the minimum reflection loss (RL) values is similar to 51.3 dB at 4.9 GHz with the thickness of 3.5 mm. The excellent electromagnetic absorption properties can be ascribed to the hollow structure, perfect impedance matching behavior and the multiple interface polarization effect. (C) 2020 The Society of Powder Technology Japan. Published by Elsevier B.V. and The Society of Powder Technology Japan. All rights reserved.
Keywords:gamma-MnO2 spheres;Hollow structure;Microwave absorption properties;Dielectric loss;Multiple reflection