Complex dielectric permittivity of engineering and 3D-printing polymers at Q-band

Nicolás Reyes (Corresponding author), Francisco Casado, Valeria Tapia, Claudio Jarufe, Ricardo Finger, Leonardo Bronfman

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We report experimental values of the complex dielectric permittivity of a wide variety of engineering polymers. Measurements were done using the filling waveguide method at Q-band (30–50 GHz), being representative of the values over the millimeter wave regime. This method has a high accuracy, providing excellent wide-bandwidth characterization. Measured samples include the most common engineering materials as polyamide, polyethylene, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyoxymethylene, polylactic acid, phenol formaldehyde resin, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, polyphenyle sulfide, and polyether ether ketone. Results are comprehensive and represent an important contribution to the technical literature which lacks of material measurements at these frequencies. Of particular interest are samples of 3D printed materials and high performance polymers, that will probably find new and novel applications in the field of microwave components and antennas for the millimeter wave band.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1140-1147
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Dielectric permittivity
  • Microwave characterization
  • Tangent loss


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