SiC coated Ni nanocapsules were prepared by arc evaporating the mixture of Ni and SiC powders in Ar and H2 atmosphere. HRTEM shows the as-prepared nanoparticles form in a core¬¬¬-shell structure, with the size of nanoparticles in range of 20-50nm and the thickness of the shell 2-6nm. X-Ray and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy show core consist of Ni, while the shell consists of SiC. The core-shell structure can prevent Ni nanoparticles from oxidation and agglomeration. The electromagnetic characters were measured by Agilent 8722ES microwave network analyzer in the band of 2-18GHz. The reflection loss R(dB) of less than –20 dB was obtained in the frequency range of 3.8-11.1GHz with absorber thickness of 2.5–5mm, An optimal reflection loss of –33.4dB was reached at 7.4GHz with an absorber thickness of 3.5mm.In addition, the optimal RL obviously shifts to the lower-frequency range with increasing thickness of the layer.