Stable material properties with moisture absorption
Water’s high dielectric constant may cause major issues at high frequencies if substrates are not water-resistant. Small variations in properties have larger impacts at high frequencies, complicating the design process. The ideal substrate would be totally consistent across frequencies, temperatures, and moisture levels.
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