Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Materials Today: Proceedings (2019)



EMI shielding, Epoxy laminates, Microwave absorption, Nanocomposites, Polyaniline


MWCNT/PANI modified epoxy matrix was used to prepare glass fiber reinforced polymer laminates by wet-layup vacuum bagging method. The amount of the MWCNT/PANI in the epoxy matrix was varied from 0.5 to 3 wt% with respect to the epoxy-hardener system, where as the fiber amount kept constant. The electrical and mechanical properties of the laminates got enhanced after the addition of MWCNT/PANI in the epoxy matrix. The reflection loss has increased from −16 dB for the laminate with 0.5 wt% MWCNT/PANI to −30.1 dB for the one with 2 wt% MWCNT/PANI and thus the laminates can be used as radar absorbing material.

Cite this Research Publication

E. J. Jelmy, Mahadevan Lakshmanan, and Kothurkar, N. K., “Microwave absorbing behavior of glass fiber reinforced MWCNT-PANi/epoxy composite laminates”, in Materials Today: Proceedings, 2019.