Metal Foams for Electromagnetic Shielding: a Plasma Model

Conference: EuCAP 2009 - 3rd European Conference on Antennas and Propagation
03/23/2009 - 03/27/2009 at Berlin, Germany

Proceedings: EuCAP 2009

Pages: 4Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Monti, Giuseppina; Catarinucci, Luca; Tarricone, Luciano (Innovation Engineering Department, University of Salento, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy)

Metal foams are highly versatile new materials with interesting structural and electromagnetic properties. In this work, their use in electromagnetic shielding problems is investigated. More specifically, the shielding effectiveness of an aluminium foam slab is studied on the basis of an effective medium approach. Furthermore, the suitability of using a plasma model in order to describe the electromagnetic behaviour of metal foams is demonstrated by comparison with experimental data.