Electromagnetic (EM) Properties of Materials
The dielectric or electromagnetic properties of a substance are essential parameters in material engineering and technological development. The electromagnetic properties of materials include the complex permittivity, complex permeability, conductivity and dielectric loss. Nowadays, with the rapid growth of new forms of communication, IoT and metamaterial development, understanding material properties is fundamental. The electromagnetic characterization of materials, besides providing information on the electric and magnetic behavior of the substance, additionally, provide insight on many other structural features. The state, structure, temperature, and the heterogeneity of materials, as well as the concentration of a solution, can be assessed through electromagnetic characterization.
Technological Applications of EM Measurements
Enhance performance in Telecommunications and Multimedia development, by understanding the impact of material substrates on antenna performance.
Determine Moisture Content in soils and hydrocarbon compounds by a dielectric characterization of materials or solutions, in a non-destructive manner.
Provide critical data on material degradation, dryness or sedimentation of fast-paced ageing of materials and structures with temperature variations and over time in the construction and aviation industry.