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Author NameWaldron, Isaac James
Email Address isaac.waldron at gmail.com
TitleRing Resonator Method for Dielectric Permittivity Measurements of Foams
DepartmentElectrical & Computer Engineering
  • Prof. Sergey Makarov, Advisor
  • Prof. Reinhold Ludwig, Committee Member
  • Scott Biederman, Committee Member
  • Keywords
  • ring resonator
  • dielectric measurement
  • dielectric permittivity
  • Date of Presentation/Defense2006-05-03
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    Dielectric permittivity measurements provide important input to engineering and scientific disciplines due to the effects of permittivity on the interactions between electromagnetic energy and materials. A novel ring resonator design is presented for the measurement of permittivity of low dielectric constant foams. A review of dielectric material properties and currently available measurement methods is included. Measurements of expanded polystyrene are reported and compared with results from the literature; good agreement between measurements and published results is shown.

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