How to calculate complex permittivity from complex conductivity

by carbon9
Tags: complex, conductivity, permittivity
 P: 46 Hi, I got the complex conductivity vs. frequency table of a metamaterial. Its first lines are like this: f conductivity 1GHz 0.004+0.00297i 1.1GHz 0.004+0.00295i 1.2GHz 0.003+0.00294i the table goes up to 10GHz. Now the problem is that I need to enter this material into electromagnetic simulation tools. But these tools require a real permittivity and frequency dependent loss tangent (CST and HFSS). So how can I calculate complex permittivity (real permittivity and loss tangent) from the above data? Thanks in advance.
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 Quote by carbon9 Hi, I got the complex conductivity vs. frequency table of a metamaterial. Its first lines are like this: f conductivity 1GHz 0.004+0.00297i 1.1GHz 0.004+0.00295i 1.2GHz 0.003+0.00294i the table goes up to 10GHz. Now the problem is that I need to enter this material into electromagnetic simulation tools. But these tools require a real permittivity and frequency dependent loss tangent (CST and HFSS). So how can I calculate complex permittivity (real permittivity and loss tangent) from the above data? Thanks in advance.
I'm no expert in the field, but conductivity and permittivity would seem to be fairly orthogonal properties. Have you tried finding a table of permittivity for this material?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_conductivity

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Permittivity

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 Sci Advisor P: 3,633 How to calculate complex permittivity from complex conductivity The problem is that there are many different conventions out there, but I would guess that in your case ##\epsilon =\epsilon_0+\frac{i}{\omega} \sigma##.

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