Metallic nanoparticles in dielectrics: A comparative study

Agamyrat Agambayev, Mohamed Farhat, Hakan Bagci, Khaled N. Salama

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The Maxwell-Garnett method is used to predict the effective dielectric constant and the tangent loss of various composites consisting of a PVDF-TrFE-CFE-matrix and metallic microsphere fillers made of Cu, Ni, W, Zn, or Fe. Simulation results demonstrate that for small filler fraction values and at low frequencies, the electrical properties of the resulting composite do not depend on the conductivity of the filler. These findings show that composites fabricated using cheaper metal nanoparticle fillers are as effective as those fabricated using expensive ones.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2017 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation & USNC/URSI National Radio Science Meeting
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781538632840
StatePublished - Oct 18 2017

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