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EFFECT OF COATING METHOD AND COATING

THICKNESS ON THE REFLECTION LOSS OF BARIUM MHEXAFERRITE/POLY(ANILINE,PYRROLE,ETHYLENE
TEREPHTHALATE) AS RADAR ABSORBING MATERIAL
(RAM)

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Student Identity Number
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Advisors

: Nia Sasria
: 2714201009
: Material and Metallurgical Engineering FTI-ITS
: Dr. Widyastuti, S.Si., M.Si.
Dr. Eng. Hosta Ardhyananta, S.T., M.Sc.

ABSTRACT
Radar Absorbing Material (RAM) is made of two main ingredients of a
dielectric material and a magnetic material. Magnetic materials are widely used is
Barium M-hexaferrite (BAM). BAM is used because it can absorb radar waves,
low cost, high curie temperature and magnetization relatively large. Dielectric
materials are widely used is conductive polymer. Conductive polymer is used
because it possesses good thermal stability and high conductivity. These
properties are needed for the effectiveness of RAM. One important variable in the
manufacture of RAM is the thickness of the layers, that the thicker the layer of
RAM will increase the absorption. In this research, BaM was prepared by sol gel
method with Ni-Zn doping. BaM was added on three types of conductive
polymers that Polyaniline (PAni), Poly(ethylene terephthalate) (PET) and
Polypyrrole (PPy) to form a RAM composite. BaM/(PAni,PPy) composites were
synthesized by chemical oxidation polymerization method. BaM/PET composite
was produced by melt compounding. The composites were coated on A-grade
AH36 steel vessel using Dallenbach, Salisbury and Jaumann Layers methods with
thickness of 2, 4, and 6 mm. Analysis of the magnetic and reflection loss (RL)
properties of the BaM and BaM/(PAni,PET,PPy) composites were done by VSM
and VNA. As the results, BaM (BaNixZnxFe12-2xO19) exhibited the highest value of
Ms and Hc, 56,6 emu/g and 60 Oe respectively. The maximum RL reached to
-48.720 dB at 8,1 GHz of BaM/PAni coating with 6 mm thickness at Jaumann
Layer. These results indicated that BaM/PAni composite was a soft magnetic
material with high RL value that was suitable for RAM.

Keywords :

Barium M-hexaferrite, Polyaniline, Thickness, Jaumann layer,
RAM.

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