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Measuring the Permittivity and Permeability of Lossy Materials: Solids, Liquids, Metals, and negative-Index Materials

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Author(s)

James R. Baker-Jarvis, Michael D. Janezic, Billy F. Riddle, Robert T. Johnk, Christopher L. Holloway, Richard G. Geyer, Chriss A. Grosvenor

Abstract

The goal of this report is to be a comprehensive guide for researchers int he area of dielectric and magnetic measurements of lossy materials. The goal is to assemble the relevant information needed to perform and interpret dielectric measurements on lossy materials in one place. The report shuld aid in the selection of the most relevant methods for particular applications. We place an emphasis on the metrology aspects of the measurement of lossy dielectrics and associated uncertainty analysis. We present measurement methods, algorithms, and procedures for measuring both commonly used dielectric and magnetic materials and, in addition, we present the fundamentals for measuring negative-index materials.
Citation
Technical Note (NIST TN) - 1536
Report Number
1536

Keywords

Calibration, coaxial line, loss factor, metamaterials, microwave measurements, permeability, permittivity, uncertainty, waveguide.

Citation

Baker-Jarvis, J. , Janezic, M. , Riddle, B. , Johnk, R. , Holloway, C. , Geyer, R. and Grosvenor, C. (2005), Measuring the Permittivity and Permeability of Lossy Materials: Solids, Liquids, Metals, and negative-Index Materials, Technical Note (NIST TN), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 20, 2022)
Created January 31, 2005, Updated October 12, 2021