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Journal of Microwaves, Optoelectronics and Electromagnetic Applications

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SENG, Sim Man; YOU, Kok Yeow; ESA, Fahmiruddin  and  MAYZAN, Mohd Zul Hilmi. Dielectric and Magnetic Properties of Epoxy with Dispersed Iron Phosphate Glass Particles by Microwave Measurement. J. Microw. Optoelectron. Electromagn. Appl. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.2, pp.165-176.  Epub June 08, 2020. ISSN 2179-1074.

This paper investigates the dielectric properties and magnetic properties of epoxy composites with different amount of powdered iron phosphate glass (IPG) at 8.2 GHz to 12.4 GHz using microwave technique. IPG composed of 60P2O5-40Fe2O3 (mol%) was produced by conventional melt and quenching method and crushed into powder. The IPG powder was characterized using energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), particle size analyzer and powder X-ray diffraction (XRD). Different amount of IPG (10-70 wt%) were dispersed in the epoxy. The epoxy-IPG composites were characterized by their morphology, elemental composition and scattering parameters using scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) and vector network analyzer (VNA), respectively. Reflection coefficient, |S11| increases whereas transmission coefficient, |S21| decreases with increasing IPG content in epoxy. Dielectric constant, εr' of epoxy-IPG composites were found increased with the IPG content from 3.33 to 4.69.

Keywords : Dielectric properties; Magnetic properties; Iron phosphate glass; Epoxy; Composites.

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