In situ microwave characterization of microwire composites under mechanical stress

F Qin, C, Brosseau, H-X Peng

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Abstract

We present results of an experimental characterization of the dielectric properties and microwave absorption of rubber composite samples containing Fe4Co68.7Ni1B13Si11Mo2.3 amorphous microwires which are submitted to a low uniaxial tension. Measurements of the dielectric loss and microwave absorption as a function of strain over the frequency range of 300 MHz-6 GHz reveal that the uniaxial elongation randomly breaks wires at about 2.8% strain and this has for effect to decrease the loss factor for larger strain. Two possible mechanisms are identified to account for our observations, namely, the stress and shape effects. The ability to control this stretch breaking phenomenon will be instrumental to developing stress tunable microwire composites for sensing applications
Translated title of the contributionIn situ microwave characterization of microwire composites under mechanical stress
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)252902-1 - 252902-4
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume99
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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