The results of a study investigating the dielectric properties of rubber compounds and their constituents in the frequency range of 5 to 24 GHz are presented. A completely filled short circuited waveguide technique was used to conduct these dielectric measurements. The influence of carbon black content in rubber was investigated for carefully prepared rubber samples. The results showed that for all frequencies, the dielectric constant increases as a function of increasing carbon black content. The variation of dielectric constant values decreases as frequency increases. The presence of curatives in uncured rubber samples was also detected, which indicates the sensitivity of microwaves to the chemical reaction triggered by curatives

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2006 IEEE Industry Applications Conference Forty-First IAS Annual Meeting


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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5 to 24 GHz; C Black; Carbon Black Content; Curatives; Dielectric Constant; Dielectric Measurements; Dielectric Properties; Microwave Diagnosis; Microwave Measurement; Permittivity Measurement; Rubber; Rubber Compounds; Short Circuited Waveguide Technique; Uncured Rubber Samples; Electromagnetic Formulation-Probe Development and Antennas; Material Characterization

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Article - Journal

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