EpsiMu® Measurement Services
For your convenience, we propose the EpsiMu® Measurement Service for any type of material, in your desired frequency range. We provide quick and complete reports of the complex permittivity, permeability, conductivity, loss tangent and S-Parameters (S11, S21, S12, S22) of your materials. With EpsiMu®, you may determine the impact of external factors on the electromagnetic properties of materials, such as material ageing, temperature, density and moisture content.
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The measurement services are available in frequency range 1 MHz to 8 GHz for liquids, powders, foams; and 1 MHz to 18 GHz for all types of solid materials.
With our Temperature Control System, especially develloped for the EpsiMu® cells, we are able to provide studies from -30°C up to + 85°C (-22°F to 185°F) of any type of material. You may find a few references here.
Entire range of moisture content (0% to 100% MC) can be characterized for porous or granulated materials, such as soils.
The density of a powder or soil can be characterized with a density equivalent to a pressure up to 2ton/cm2.
The addition of foreign substances in a solution or material generally influences the electromagnetic properties. For example, specific salt concentrations can decrease the growth of pathogenic microorganisms in food (Okoronkwo et al, 2014); since conductivity is largely impacted by salt concentration, this is a determinant factor for food quality. Moreover, permittivity is influenced by sucrose content (sweetness) and alcohol content, which determine the balance of a wine. We can establish a trendline to determine the concentration of a specific substance in your material or solution.
Multi variable studies
The electromagnetic properties of several material samples can be characterized as function of frequency and another parameter, to obtain a full variance spectrum. (Pictures above: Water in ethanol permittivity studies; from Neves et al, 2017)