Electromagnetic absorbance properties of a textile material coated using filtered arc-physical vapor deposition method

ESEN M., İLHAN İ., KARAASLAN M., ÜNAL E. A. , Dincer F., Sabah C.

JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL TEXTILES, vol.45, no.2, pp.298-309, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/1528083714534710
  • Page Numbers: pp.298-309
  • Keywords: Industrial textiles, coated fabrics, technical textile (fabric) research, engineered textiles, SHIELDING EFFECTIVENESS, CHIRAL-METAMATERIAL, MAGNETIC RESPONSE, NEGATIVE-INDEX, DESIGN, TRANSMISSION, ANTENNAS, FABRICS, WAVE


We explore the structure of a textile absorber in terms of its electromagnetic and absorption properties in the microwave region. Its absorption characteristics are similar to those reported for various metamaterial-based absorbers, exhibiting absorption as high as 98% at resonance. In addition, the angular behavior of the absorption properties of the sample reveal incident angle independency, which is the other added value of the study. Also, the suggested textile absorber has a simple configuration, which introduces flexibility to adjust its material properties and easily tune its structure to suit other frequencies. The proposed textile absorber and its variations have myriad potential applications in radar technology, long distance radio telecommunication, and so on. Although in its current state the proposed structure provides almost perfect absorption covering a wide range of microwave C-Band, the developing technology will soon allow manufacturing textiles that can manipulate lights, leading to the design of invisibility cloak and other science fiction devices besides finding important application areas in medical science.