Flexible Carbon Nanotubes/Polystyrene Membranous Composites Toward Ultraweakly and Frequency-Stable Negative Permittivity at kHz Region

Xinxue Tang, Zheng Zhang, D. Jaya Prasanna Kuma, Yunpeng Qu*, Yunchen Long, Peitao Xie, Gemeng Liang, Jiaqi Wang, Qingqing Yang, Xiaosi Qi, Zhanhu Guo

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Negative permittivity (ϵ'< 0) has been a vital and eye-catching electromagnetic parameter for designing new-generation electrical devices. However, ϵ'-negative materials generally suffer from the overhigh absolute value of ϵ'and serious frequency dispersion, especially in the radio-frequency region. Hence, carbon nanotubes/polystyrene (CNTs/PS) membranous composites were ingeniously designed and fabricated by a spin-coating procedure. The ultraweakly and frequency-stable negative permittivity (ϵ'∼ -200) was amazingly achieved over 10 kHz-1 MHz region, attributing to the weakly low-frequency plasmonic state within a 3-dimensional (3D) CNTs network. With increased CNTs content, hopping conduction behavior in composites evolved to metal-like conduction. The impedance analysis based on equivalent circuit models confirmed the inductive characteristic of ϵ'-negative materials. The obtained flexible CNTs/PS membranous composites could significantly enrich their application on novel wearable electrical devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberA3
Number of pages10
JournalEngineered Science
Early online date5 Jul 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2023

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