dielectric constant

noun

Examples of dielectric constant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some, such as hexagonal boron nitride, can act as gate dielectrics, having a dielectric constant similar to that of silicon dioxide, which was routinely used for that job until about a decade ago. IEEE Spectrum, 21 Jan. 2020 Polymer capacitors have great development potential to achieve higher ratings on density, field stress and temperature (yet currently limited to 125°C) due to their working mechanism and dielectric materials advancement, yet higher dielectric constant polymers enable a high energy density. IEEE Spectrum, 1 Nov. 2018 To solve this mystery, scientists used Mini-RF to measure the electrical property, known as the dielectric constant, of lunar soil on crater floors in the northern hemisphere of the moon. Fox News, 7 July 2020

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First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dielectric constant was in 1875

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“Dielectric constant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dielectric%20constant. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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