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Aims

On completion of this TLP you should:

  • Understand the meaning of the terms dielectric constant, dielectric loss and dielectric breakdown.
  • Recognise that the properties of dielectrics are due to polarisation and understand how this polarisation arises on the microscopic scale.
  • Understand how material structure, temperature and frequency affect the properties of dielectrics.
  • Be aware of some practical applications of dielectric materials.

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