American Journal of Applied Sciences

Dielectric Properties of Ni0.2Zn0.8Fe2O4-Polypropylene Composites

Tan Foo Khoon, Jumiah Hassan, Nurhidayaty Mokhtar, Mansor Hashim, Nor Azowa Ibrahim, Wong Swee Yin, Leow Chun Yan and Wong Yick Jeng

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2010.1226.1230

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 7, Issue 9

Pages 1226-1230

Abstract

Problem statement: In the last decade, the studies and investigation on polymer-based composites have drawn significant attention owing to improvement in their mechanical, thermal, electrical, optical and pharmaceutical properties as compared with pure polymer. Approach: Different compositions of Ni0.2Zn0.8Fe2O4 (NZF) and Polypropylene (PP) can alter the useful properties of polymer-based composites. Hence, the determination toward significant percentage of NZF added into PP can improve the dielectric properties of the composites. NZF was prepared using conventional solid-state method and composites of isotactic PP filled with NZF were fabricated. The dielectric properties of the composite were investigated using Agilent 4284A Precision LCR meter. Results: The results indicated that with increasing ratio of wt% NZF, the dielectric constant and dielectric loss of the composite increases. The composition of 30 wt% NZF gave the highest value of the dielectric constant in the frequency range of 100 Hz-10 kHz at room temperature. Conclusion: The incorporation of ceramic filler improved the dielectric constant and increase the dielectric loss of the composite correspondingly increases its potential use as an absorbing material for electromagnetic waves.

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© 2010 Tan Foo Khoon, Jumiah Hassan, Nurhidayaty Mokhtar, Mansor Hashim, Nor Azowa Ibrahim, Wong Swee Yin, Leow Chun Yan and Wong Yick Jeng. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.