Dielectric Properties of Fresh Ginseng Determined by an Open-Ended Coaxial Probe Technique

수삼의 마이크로파 유전특성

  • Published : 1996.06.30


The dielectric properties, dielectric constant (${\varepsilon}‘$) and loss factor (${\varepsilon}’$), of skin and pulp of fresh ginseng were measured from $25^{\circ}C$ to $67^{\circ}C$ using an open-ended coaxial probe technique for 915 MHz and 2450 MHz. Pulp and skin had dielectric constant of $30{\sim}64$ and loss factor between 10 and 20, each variable having a respective frequency dependence typical of materials with high water content. Although the loss factor was nearly constant, the dielectric constant increased as moisture content increased. The dielectric constant of ginseng pulp increased as temperature increased (temperature ${\leq}56^{\circ}C$), but any significant differences were not found in skin dielectric properties. Penetration depth for fresh ginseng were about 2 cm at 91.5 MHz and 1cm at 2450 MHz.