The dielectric properties of BaTiO3 (BT) filled poly(phenylene oxide) (PPO) composites are investigated according to their structure, which is modified by filling the matrix with PPO-encapsulated BT particles and forming the semi-interpenetrating polymer network with triallyl isocyanurate (TAIC). Polymer encapsulation is most effective in lowering the permittivity and tan δ of the composite by suppressing the interface polarization. The copolymerization effect of TAIC is ignorable for a low dielectric matrix such as PPO. However, the dielectric values of the composites with low molecular weight-sized PPO, as the matrix, are decreased significantly by TAIC due to the constrained orientation polarization of the matrix.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)