Relative permittivity of bulk Parylene-C polymer in the infrared regime

Chandraprakash Chindam, Akhlesh Lakhtakia, Osama O. Awadelkarim, Wasim Orfali

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Infrared spectroscopy experiments in the 15-149 THz spectral regime were performed in the transmission mode on a thin film of bulk Parylene-C polymer at normal incidence. The relative permittivity of bulk Parylene-C polymer in this regime was modeled as comprising a frequency-independent term as well as contributions from 32 Lorentz oscillators. A least-squares minimization algorithm and a hybrid genetic algorithm were used to determine the frequency-independent term as well as all parameters characterizing the Lorentz oscillators from the measured transmittance spectrum itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2139-2146
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications
Issue number16
StatePublished - Nov 2 2015


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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