Design of resonator cavity for liquid material characterization

Nur Shahira, Mat Hussain and Azahani Natasha, Azman and Nurhafizah, Abu Talip Yusof and Nur Alia Athirah, Mohtadzar and Mohamad Shaiful, Abdul Karim (2022) Design of resonator cavity for liquid material characterization. TELKOMNIKA Telecommunication Computing Electronics and Control, 20 (2). pp. 447-454. ISSN 1693-6930

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Dielectric characterization is very essential before the material can be utilized in designing microwave networks. Circular cylindrical resonators have been widely used for material characterization, but it is not a preferable design during the measurement of liquid samples as the sample placement requires repetitive process of opening and closing the lid of the cavity. This repetition procedure easily affects the accuracy of measurement and may lead to a measurement error. In this study, a rapid and less measurement procedure of liquid material characterization is proposed. The proposed rectangular resonator design is far more convenient and easier to handle as it does not require complex sample preparation. Considering electric field leakage, a hole is designed at the top of the cavity to ease the inserting process of sample. A 5-GHz prototype of a rectangular resonator is designed and fabricated to measure a liquid sample. Complex scattering parameters are measured using a vector network analyzer before the dielectric properties are estimated using an inverse technique. The dielectric properties of distilled water are measured to demonstrate the practicality of the proposed measurement technique. As a result, the measured dielectric properties of distilled water show a reasonable agreement with the values from other literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Complex permittivity, Dielectric properties, Distilled water Material characterization, Resonator cavity.
Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2022 03:25
Last Modified: 10 Jun 2022 03:25

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