What is the dielectric medium?

Answers (1)

A dielectric (or dielectric material) is an electrical insulator that can be polarized by an applied electric field. When a dielectric material is placed in an electric field, electric charges do not flow through the material as they do in an electrical conductor but only slightly shift from their average equilibrium positions causing dielectric polarization. Because of dielectric polarization, positive charges are displaced in the direction of the field and negative charges shift in the direction opposite to the field (for example, if the field is moving in the positive x-axis, the negative charges will shift in the negative x-axis). This creates an internal electric field that reduces the overall field within the dielectric itself.

Most Viewed Questions

Preparation Products

Knockout JEE Main (Six Month Subscription)

- AI Coach Study Modules, - Unlimited Mock Tests, - Study Improvement Plan.

₹ 9999/- ₹ 8499/-
Buy Now
Knockout JEE Main (Nine Month Subscription)

- AI Coach Study Modules, - Unlimited Mock Tests, - Study Improvement Plan.

₹ 13999/- ₹ 12499/-
Buy Now
Test Series JEE Main 2024

Chapter/Subject/Full Mock Tests for JEE Main, Personalized Performance Report, Weakness Sheet, Complete Answer Key,.

₹ 7999/- ₹ 4999/-
Buy Now
JEE Foundation + Knockout JEE Main 2024 (Easy Installment)

Personalized AI Tutor and Adaptive Time Table, Self Study Material, Unlimited Mock Tests and Personalized Analysis Reports,.

₹ 3999/-
Buy Now
Knockout VITEEE 2023

An exhaustive program for the complete preparation of Physics Chemistry Mathematics English and Aptitude of VITEEE, Adaptive Time Table, Chapterwise Questions, Concepts Flashcards for Quick and Effective Revision, Unlimited Chapter wise Subject wise and Full mock test for enhancing Speed & Accuracy,.

₹ 2999/- ₹ 1999/-
Buy Now
Boost your Preparation for JEE Main 2021 with Personlized Coaching
 
Exams
Articles
Questions