The dielectric constant (ɛ') and loss tangent (δ) of magnetite (fe3o4) filled thermoplastic natural rubber composite / Farahanis Marudin

Marudin, Farahanis (2017) The dielectric constant (ɛ') and loss tangent (δ) of magnetite (fe3o4) filled thermoplastic natural rubber composite / Farahanis Marudin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


A Thermoplastic Natural Rubber filled with Magnetite Composite was prepared
by melt blending. For preparation of Pure TPNR, polypropylene (PP) and natural
rubber (NR) in the percentage weight ratio of 70:30 and preparation of TPNR
filled with Magnetite, the percentage weight ratio of 70% TPNR and 30% of
Magnetite were used by using Rheo internal mixture. Pure TPNR is prepared as a
control sample. Then, samples were hot pressed to form pellet samples. Dielectric
constant (Ɛ') and tangent loss (δ) are measured by using Network Vector
Analyzer (NVA). The homogeneity samples was confirmed by using
Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA) PerkinElmer model in the temperature range
of 25°C - 700°C at a heating rate of l0ᵒC min-l in a nitrogen gas atmosphere with
a purge rate of 20 mL min-1 . Dielectric constant and tangent loss were measured
using Network Vector Analyzer at frequency range of 8 - 12GHz. TPNR filled with
magnetite showed the higher dielectric constant compared to control sample. The
frequency dependent dielectric constant shows the TPNR filled with Magnetite
was higher than control sample. The tangent loss of control sample was higher
compared to the sample TPNR filled with Magnetite. The value of loss tangent
and dielectric constant were consistent with frequency 8 - 12 GHz. As a
conclusion, the introduction of Magnetite into TPNR was increase in dielectric
constant and decrease in loss tangent.


Item Type: Student Project
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Marudin, Farahanis
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > Composite materials
Q Science > QC Physics > Electricity and magnetism > Electricity
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Polymers and polymer manufacture
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Pahang > Jengka Campus > Faculty of Applied Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Physics
Keywords: Thermoplastic natural rubber, Magnetite, Polypropylene, Natural rubber
Date: 2017
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