Cavity resonator for dielectric measurements of high-ε, low loss materials, demonstrated with barium strontium zirconium titanate ceramics.

Author(s) Marksteiner, Q.R.; Treiman, M.B.; Chen, C.F.; Haynes, W.B.; Reiten, M.T.; Dalmas, D.; Pulliam, E.
Journal Rev Sci Instrum
Date Published 2017 Jun

A resonant cavity method is presented which can measure loss tangents and dielectric constants for materials with dielectric constant from 150 to 10 000 and above. This practical and accurate technique is demonstrated by measuring barium strontium zirconium titanate bulk ferroelectric ceramic blocks. Above the Curie temperature, in the paraelectric state, barium strontium zirconium titanate has a sufficiently low loss that a series of resonant modes are supported in the cavity. At each mode frequency, the dielectric constant and loss tangent are obtained. The results are consistent with low frequency measurements and computer simulations. A quick method of analyzing the raw data using the 2D static electromagnetic modeling code SuperFish and an estimate of uncertainties are presented.

DOI 10.1063/1.4984269
ISSN 1089-7623
Citation Rev Sci Instrum. 2017;88(6):064704.

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