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MEASUREMENT OF DIELECTRIC CONSTANT AND LOSS FACTOR OF THE DIELECTRIC MATERIAL AT MICROWAVE FREQUENCIES

Progress in Electromagnetic Research 01/2007; 69:47-54. DOI: 10.2528/PIER06111204

ABSTRACT A new technique to evaluate the dielectric constant and loss factor of a homogeneous dielectric material using rectangular shaped perturb cavity has been developed. The values of S-parameters are measured experimentally by placing the sample in the center of the cavity resonator. Sample under test is fabricated in the form of a cylinder. The real and imaginary part of the permittivity can be then calculated from the shift in the resonance frequency and Q-factor. The results of a Teflon sample are also tabulated.

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