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Measurement of Materials Dielectric Properties



Jan Obrzut


Dielectric materials are the building blocks of functional electronic circuits, capacitors, gate dielectrics, transmission lines, and are essential as electrical insulators for power distribution. Molecular solids, organic polymer resins, ceramic glasses and composites of organic resins with ceramic fillers represent typical dielectrics. TThe dielectric properties of materials are used to describe electrical energy storage, dissipation and energy transfer. he most relevant physical processes in dielectric materials from the practical view point are those which result in power loss. It is important to understand the basic characteristics of these processes because they determine the optimal approach to measurement. In this paper we review the basic characteristics of the dielectric materials and the methods for permittivity measurements. Recent advances in high frequency metrology employing microwave network analysis is highlighted for bulk and thin-film materials.
Handbook of Materials Methods
Publisher Info
Book Chapter Springer Handbook of Material Measurement Method, New York, NY


dielectric materials, dielectric metrology, high frequency measurements


Obrzut, J. (2006), Measurement of Materials Dielectric Properties, Book Chapter Springer Handbook of Material Measurement Method, New York, NY, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created September 4, 2006, Updated February 17, 2017