Special Issue on Developments of Electromagnetic Wave Absorbing Materials

Guest Editors

Prof. Guanglei Wu

Institute of Materials for Energy and Environment, State Key Laboratory of Bio-fibers and Eco-textiles, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China

E-mail: wuguanglei@qdu.edu.cn


Prof. Hongjing Wu

MOE Key Laboratory of Material Physics and Chemistry under Extraordinary, School of Physical Science and Technology, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an 710072, China

E-mail: wuhongjing@nwpu.edu.cn


Prof. Zirui Jia

College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266071, China

E-mail: jiazirui@qdu.edu.cn


Nowadays, electronic information technology is playing a prominent role in stealth fighters, electromagnetic countermeasures, wireless communications and electromagnetic pollution protection, and the resulting electromagnetic interference and pollution have also become significant problems. Therefore, the design of high-performance electromagnetic wave absorbing materials that can be widely used in the microwave frequency band (0.2–20 GHz) has become a key issue to be solved urgently.

Generally, electromagnetic wave absorbing materials can effectively attenuate incident electromagnetic waves through dielectric loss, magnetic loss and phase interference. Traditional absorbing materials mainly include ferrite, ceramic, conductive polymers, carbon-based composites, etc., which are limited by high density, complex preparation methods, low absorption efficiency, and poor environmental applicability. And their derivative materials are difficult to meet the basic requirements of advanced absorbing materials, including high absorption efficiency, wide absorption bandwidth, light-weight and thin thickness. In order to provide the readers with some perspectives of the latest progresses in the developments and applications of electromagnetic wave absorbing materials, this Special Issue will collect the papers reporting the current status of electromagnetic wave absorbing materials, including but not limited to the following:

(1) Original research articles related to the structure, performance, mechanism and application of electromagnetic wave absorbing materials.

(2) Review articles on the latest research progress of electromagnetic wave absorbing materials.