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Are permittivities of non-ferroelectric materials dependent of temperature?

  1. Oct 11, 2006 #1
    We know that the permittivities of ferroelectric materials are dependent of temperature because of phase transitions. I want to kown if this is also true in non-ferroelectric materials? If it is true what is the mechanism of it?
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  3. Oct 14, 2006 #2


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    Are permittivities of non-ferroelectric materials dependent of temperature?

    Short answer - yes - if one is referring to permittivity and the dielectric constant. Electromagnetic Wave Interaction with Water and Moist Substances Proceeding

    Or is one referring to 'permeability'?


    See also - http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/Hbase/solids/magpr.html
  4. Oct 14, 2006 #3


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    To first order, you would expect a permittivity to be dependent on density, which is related to temperature through the the thermal expansion coefficient.

    But that's not all there is to it: look up the "thermo-optic effect".
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