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Dielectric Constant Chart of Gases

  1. Jan 12, 2015 #1
    Is there a creditable chart out there - on the dielectric constant of gases? What is the dielectric constant of Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) compared to other gases or other gases in a vacuum?

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    CRC Handbook good enough for you?
     
  4. Jan 12, 2015 #3
    Why do you want to know? As concerns applications, dielectric constant of SF6 is unimportant. Important is its' dielectric strenght.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2015 #4
    You wrote, “Why do you want to know?”

    Looking for the best “Electromagnetic shielding”

    Looking for the best way to contain a magnetic field.

    Thank You
     
  6. Jan 12, 2015 #5

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    And dielectric constant has what to do with magnetic fields?
     
  7. Jan 12, 2015 #6

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    dielectric huh? Well then, to quote The Princess Bride, "I don't think that word means what you think it means".
     
  8. Jan 12, 2015 #7
    A dielectric material (dielectric for short) is an electrical insulator that can be polarized by an applied electric field. When a dielectric is placed in an electric field, electric charges do not flow through the material as they do in a conductor.

    Thanks for helping me out with comparing and contrasting dielectric materials to magnetic shields.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2015 #8

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    You are quite welcome.
     
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