Novel tertiary nanocomposite films comprising of poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA), poly (4-styrenesulfonic acid) (PSSA) and titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles (NPS) were prepared using simple solvent casting method. The structural, thermal, morphological, thermo-mechanical and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding properties of PVA/PSSA/TiO2 nanocomposite films were investigated. The EMI shielding effectiveness (SE) of PVA/PSSA/TiO2 nanocomposite films in the X and Ku band was found to be 12 dB and 13 dB respectively at 25 wt% TiO2 NPs loading. These results demonstrate the possible applications of PVA/PSSA/TiO2 nanocomposite films as low cost, lightweight and flexible material for EMI shielding. © 2019, © 2019 Taylor & Francis.
|Journal||Polymer-Plastics Technology and Materials|
|Publisher||Informa UK Limited|