Chapter 60. Microwave-Induced Decomposition of Ceramic Oxides to Form Unique Composites

  1. Don Bray
  1. R. R. Di Fiore and
  2. D. E. Clark

Published Online: 23 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470294499.ch60

22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4

22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4

How to Cite

Di Fiore, R. R. and Clark, D. E. (1998) Microwave-Induced Decomposition of Ceramic Oxides to Form Unique Composites, in 22nd Annual Conference on Composites, Advanced Ceramics, Materials, and Structures: B: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 19, Issue 4 (ed D. Bray), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470294499.ch60

Author Information

  1. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1998

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375594

Online ISBN: 9780470294499

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Keywords:

  • evaluating;
  • drawability;
  • fluidize;
  • resistance;
  • specifications

Summary

Microwave processing was utilized to decompose oxides to their constituent metal. Samples were processed in a microwave transparent, porous silica refractory in a self-sustaining non-oxidizing atmosphere. Processing parameters were carefully controlled and resulted in metal discs. The Richardson-Ellingham chart of the oxidation of metals was used to determine the temperatures and atmosphere required to induce decomposition. This technique offers a unique method to produce a wide range of ceramic-metal composites.