[Study of the dielectric permeability in the superhigh frequency range of a degraded polyoxybutyrate biopolymer].

Abstract

The dielectric permeability of the degradable biopolymer polyhydroxybutyrate synthesized by hydrogen-oxidizing bacteria Alcaligenes eutrophus was investigated by the resonance method using original highly sensitive microstrip sensors. For the first time, a linear growth of dielectric permeability (delta epsilon/delta T = 7 x 10(-4) degree-1) due to the flexibility of the polymer chain in the temperature range from 10 to 70 degrees C was revealed. The energy of a bend of the nearest fragments was evaluated (E = 392 K), and its correspondence to the energies of bends of the alcyl groups of low-molecular substances like liquid crystals was established. It was shown that at low values of dielectric permeability in the high-frequency range (epsilon' = 2.25 +/- 0.02), which are stable, in a wide range of frequencies of the electromagnetic field (1 MHz - 1 Hz), polyoxybutyrate can be used in the microwave equipment.

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@article{Beliaev2000StudyOT, title={[Study of the dielectric permeability in the superhigh frequency range of a degraded polyoxybutyrate biopolymer].}, author={G A Beliaev and Tatiana Grigorievna Volova and N A Drokin and V N Shepov}, journal={Biofizika}, year={2000}, volume={45 4}, pages={636-40} }