Dissemination of IT for the Promotion of Materials Science (DoITPoMS)


Going further



  • Dielectrics, P. J. Harrop, 1972 (Butterworths)
    Contains a more mathematical treatment of dielectrics, as well as information on many other potential applications.
  • The Solid State, Second Edition, H. M. Rosenberg, 1978 (OUP)
    Chapter 13, “Dielectric properties”, provides a good overview of many of the subjects discussed here and contains the latter part of the derivation for the relationship between the dielectric constant and the refractive index.
  • Electronic and Magnetic Behaviour of Materials, A. Nussbaum, 1967 (Prentice-Hall) pp.70-77
    Provides a more detailed look at how the properties of dielectrics arise from their microscopic polarisation.