An Experimental Study on New Ag Coated Fabrics as Shielding Material for Electromagnetic Radiation from PCB

Motoshi Tanaka, Hisashi Takita, Hiroshi Inoue, Yusuke Maeda, Mitsuhiro Umehara, Makoto Tsunashima

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    Abstract

    As a new material, silver (Ag) coated fabric has been developed, and its use for shielding electromagnetic radiation is expected. In this paper, seven kinds of Ag coated fabrics, woven, knitted and nonwoven by Ag coated fibers, are prepared, and placed over a PCB with a microstrip line, which is used as a noise source. By measuring the input impedance of the microstrip line, the distance between the PCB and the fabric is fixed to 8mm to reduce the coupling paths. The shielding effect SE of those fabrics was compared by measuring the magnetic near-field with a small shielded-loop probe. In the results, the resonance frequency is dependent on the fabric's length, as well as the case of a copper sheet. Comparing the texture, the SE of woven and nonwoven fabrics is larger than the knitted fabric. Comparing with the copper sheet, the SE of the fabrics is smaller below 200 MHz, but elsewhere is almost the same.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)988-994
    Number of pages7
    JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
    VolumeE86-C
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun

    Keywords

    • Ag coated fabric
    • Electromagnetic radiation
    • PCB
    • Shielding

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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