Numerical modeling and experimental investigation of resonance properties of microwave capacitors

Elena Semouchkina, Wenwu Cao, Raj Mittra, Michael T. Lanagan

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The finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) field simulations have been employed to visualize standing-wave patterns in singlelayer, rectangular, planar capacitors and capacitor chips. These patterns are used for the analysis of the resonant mode types, and for the determination of the resonance frequencies. The results of simulation are experimentally verified by measuring the S-parameter spectra. In addition, we show that the dimensions of the capacitor plates can be optimized in order to maximize the first resonant frequency of the capacitor, rendering it useful for high-frequency applications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-60
Number of pages7
JournalMicrowave and Optical Technology Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 5 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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