A Literature Survey of Polyaniline, Part 1, Polyaniline as a Radar Absorbing Material

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Authors
  1. Huber, T.A.
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Defence R&D Canada - Atlantic, Dartmouth NS (CAN)
Abstract
Polyaniline has been known for more than a century, and is still of interest both academically and industrially. This memorandum surveys the recent literature with a view to determining the viability of polyaniline as an alternative to traditional radar absorbing materials (RAM). It has been found that polyaniline is inexpensive to produce, relatively lightweight, corrosion resistant, and exhibits good matrix adhesion and environmental stability. In addition, the electrical and optical properties are highly dependent on the presence of substituents, the nature of the dopant, other synthetic conditions (temperature, time, etc.); this high degree of variability exemplifies the tailorability of polyaniline and other conducting polymers. It is clear that polyaniline is a favourable candidate for RAM, and indeed evidence of its microwave absorption capabilities already exists in the literature.

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Keywords
Microwave properties;RAM;Radar absorbing materials;Radar signatures;Polypyrroles;Polyaniline;Conducting polymers
Report Number
DRDC-ATLANTIC-TM-2003-014 — Technical Memorandum
Date of publication
01 Jan 2003
Number of Pages
42
DSTKIM No
CA023125
CANDIS No
520298
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CD ROM

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