Dielectric constant of a conductor?

Asked by  | 4th Mar, 2008, 09:27: PM

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A metal is not a good dielectric. A vacuum is a decent dielectric. There are much better dielectrics than a vacuum. A high dielectric constant, k, means the material exhibits good dielectric behaviour. A vacuum has k = 1, better dielectrics have k > 1

The permittivity of a metal is negative. (for a perfect conductor it is -Inf)
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