Nanolayered lightweight flexible shields with multidirectional optical transparency

Maria Sabrina Sarto, Roberto Li Voti, Francesca Sarto, Maria Cristina Larciprete

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New nanolayered coatings are designed and deposited on flexible plastic substrate having the thickness of 100 μm, in order to realize lightweight ultrathin transparent shielding foils. The structure of the coating is optimized considering three figures of merit: the average transmittance in the visible range for normal incidence, the normalized average transmittance for oblique incidence at 550 nm, and the transmittance quality factor. The nanotechnology exploited for the deposition of the transparent metals is the dual ion beam sputtering. Tests of durability, optical transmission, and shielding effectiveness demonstrate that the film has a high adhesion under mechanical solicitation, high resistance against aging, peak transmittance in the visible range higher than 70%, omnidirectional properties in the range 0°-60°, and shielding effectiveness of 40 dB up to 6 GHz. © 2005 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)602 - 611
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Transactions on Electromagnetic Compatibility
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2005
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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