Lossy Dielectric Calculator

Enter values then click the button to replace the data further down the page.

Relative Real Permittivity (dielectric constant):
Electrical Conductivity (S/m, or Mho/m, or 1/(Ω-m)):

For the Material Properties Specified:

Electrical Conductivity:
Electrical Resistivity:
Real Part of the relative dielectric constant:
Imaginary Part of the relative dielectric constant at:
Loss Tangent at:
Frequency where {real part} = {imaginary part} (Loss tangent = 1):
Time Constant(s):
Time Constant(ns):
Time Constant(hrs):
Time Constant(days):

This tool provides a quick calculation of “lossy” electrical properties from the input parameters to the left. When you click the button the data for the material below will update based on your input.

“time Constant” provides an estimation of the relevant time scales for transient effects. See the transient section of ‘whether to use conductivity, permittivity or both in a simulation’ for more details on “time constant”.