The loss tangent is a parameter of a dielectric material that quantifies its inherent dissipation of electromagnetic energy. The term refers to the tangent of the angle in a complex plane between the resistive (lossy) component of an electromagnetic field and its reactive (lossless) component.
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... In a low-loss capacitor the ESR is very small, and in a lossy capacitor the ESR can be large ... The ESR is a derived quantity representing the loss due to both the dielectric's conduction electrons and the bound dipole relaxation phenomena mentioned above ... electrons or the dipole relaxation typically dominates loss ...
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