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Microwave and reflection properties of palm shell carbon–polyester conductive composite absorber

Yusof, Ahmad Anas and Wan Ali, Wan Khairuddin and Abd Rahman, Tharek and Ani, Farid Nasir (2005) Microwave and reflection properties of palm shell carbon–polyester conductive composite absorber. Microwave and reflection properties of palm shell carbon–polyester conductive composite absorber . pp. 59-74. ISSN 0127-9696

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Abstract

The microwave properties of permittivity, ε and loss tangent, tan δ of conductive composite utilizing palm shell carbon mixed with unsaturated polyester resin were studied in the 8 to 12 GHz frequency range. The measurement of ε and tan δ emphasize on the influence of carbon concentration (mass %) of palm shell pyrolysed at 600, 700 and 800°C. It was observed that the increase of carbon concentration inside each measured composite influenced the increase of ε and tan δ condition. A microwave reflectivity test was also conducted by using 30% palm shell carbon in a 450 × 450 mm polyester composite panel. The result indicated that the composite thickness had influenced the reflection loss curve throughout the same microwave frequencies. The reflection loss up to –20 dB was possible in specific effective frequency ranges. This indicated the possibility of using carbon derived from palm shell residue in providing significant loss that contributed to microwave absorption, as well as an alternative in managing the increased of oil palm shell residues throughout the country. The microwave properties of permittivity, ε and loss tangent, tan δ of conductive composite utilizing palm shell carbon mixed with unsaturated polyester resin were studied in the 8 to 12 GHz frequency range. The measurement of ε and tan δ emphasize on the influence of carbon concentration (mass %) of palm shell pyrolysed at 600, 700 and 800°C. It was observed that the increase of carbon concentration inside each measured composite influenced the increase of ε and tan δ condition. A microwave reflectivity test was also conducted by using 30% palm shell carbon in a 450 × 450 mm polyester composite panel. The result indicated that the composite thickness had influenced the reflection loss curve throughout the same microwave frequencies. The reflection loss up to –20 dB was possible in specific effective frequency ranges. This indicated the possibility of using carbon derived from palm shell residue in providing significant loss that contributed to microwave absorption, as well as an alternative in managing the increased of oil palm shell residues throughout the country.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions:Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:6687
Deposited By: Mohd Sharizan Abu Bakar
Deposited On:23 Oct 2008 02:51
Last Modified:01 Jun 2010 15:46

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