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Development of the next generation of 3D printed EMI shielding solutions based on 2D nanomaterials inks

Project description

2D materials as a means to protect sensitive electronic devices from interference

As we welcome wireless technology into more areas of our life, engineers are seeking to find materials that can effectively prevent electronic devices from interfering with each other. Electromagnetic shielding typically uses metals such as copper to create a protective barrier around sensitive electronic systems and nullify radiation. However, many materials are prone to corrosion. Owing to their outstanding electrical, thermal and mechanical properties and versatile surface chemistry, 2D nanomaterials are great candidates for electromagnetic shielding applications. The EU-funded 2D-EMI project will investigate the economic and technical feasibility of using readily scalable additive manufacturing technologies for developing high-efficiency and customisable EMI shielding solutions based on 2D nanomaterials.

Objective

With the fast development of wireless communication, especially the new 5G technology, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding is becoming a challenge. High-performance EMI shielding materials are urgently needed in controlling electromagnetic radiation pollution that seriously affects the normal operation of sensitive electronic apparatus and systems. Metals are the most used shielding materials but suffer from easy corrosion, high density, and poor processibility. Despite the progress, most current research still concentrates on the solo enhancement of the EMI SE. To enable new EMI shielding applications for next-generation devices, multifunctionality and low reflection feature are also important for shielding material, which can significantly improve the application adaptability and reduce the secondary EMI pollution, respectively. Unfortunately, most of the present EMI shielding solutions cannot simultaneously integrate these characteristics. Therefore, pioneering alternative design and fabrication strategies for developing next-generation high-performance shielding materials beyond the usual protocols are urgently needed to meet the escalating demands of modern devices.
Furthermore, as a critical component in electronic devices and equipment, EMI shielding materials also meet great challenges from the miniaturization aspect. 2D nanomaterials are promising for EMI-shielding applications due to their outstanding electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties, versatile surface chemistry and their favourable capability to be assembled into macroscopic architectures or serve as conductive fillers for composite fabrication. The aim of this project is to determine the economic and technical feasibility of using readily scalable additive manufacturing technologies for the development of highly efficient and customizable EMI shielding solutions based on two-dimensional (2D) nanosheets for electronic applications.

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Host institution

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 150 000,00
Address
COLLEGE GREEN TRINITY COLLEGE
D02 CX56 DUBLIN 2
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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