Dielectric Properties of Substrates for InkJet Technology in GHz Area
This paper is focused on investigation of dielectric properties of various substrates for InkJet printing technology. In addition this paper included investigation of dielectric properties' homogeneity. Dielectric constant and loss tangent of polymeric flexible substrates (Polyimide DuPont Kapton HN, PET Mylar A, PEN Teonex Q51) and insulation paper (Nomex 410) were measured in GHz frequency area. Measurements were done by combination of vector network analyzer and split cylinder resonator. This measuring method provides dielectric properties at frequency around 10 GHz, the exact value of frequency may vary depends on specific material and its resonant frequency. Experiments included two types of samples, 6 x 6 cm which is recommended area for measurements of dielectric properties by split cylinder resonator and 12 x 12 cm for measurements of dielectric properties' homogeneity (one sheet contains 9 overlapping measuring areas 6 x 6 cm). All measured values of dielectric constant and dielectric losses were statistically processed and depicted by SigmaPlot software. The paper shows values of dielectric properties at GHz frequency area as they are lacking in datasheets from manufacturers and evaluate homogeneity of measured substrates.