Simple Technique for Measurement of Complex Permittivity and Detection of Small Permittivity Change Using Partially Open Cavity

Park, Sangbok;Chung, Young-Seek;Cheon, Changyul

  • Received : 2013.02.12
  • Accepted : 2013.08.09
  • Published : 2014.01.01


This letter presents a measurement methodology of the complex permittivity of liquid using a partially open cavity in narrow band. The partially open cavity (POC) can measure dielectric small changes caused by the temperature variation of the liquid inside the cavity as well. Using the resonance frequency and unloaded quality factor of the proposed POC, the complex permittivity is evaluated. The apertures on the walls of the cavity are designed to circulate the liquid inside to outside of the POC and located at the corner area of the cavity to minimize the disturbance of field distribution at the dominant mode. The results measured by the proposed POC were compared with those by the conventional open-ended probe and Cole-Cole equation. The POC showed better performance in measuring small dielectric constant changes than the open-ended probe.


Cavity resonator;Permittivity;Dielectric material;Dielectric liquid


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Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF)