Chapter 46. Combustion Synthesis Using Microwave Energy

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. R. C. Dalton,
  2. I. Ahmad and
  3. D. E. Clark

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313053.ch46

14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10

14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Dalton, R. C., Ahmad, I. and Clark, D. E. (1990) Combustion Synthesis Using Microwave Energy, in 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313053.ch46

Author Information

  1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374931

Online ISBN: 9780470313053

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Keywords:

  • ceramic;
  • combustion;
  • magnesium;
  • carbide;
  • microwaves

Summary

Combustion synthesis reactions have been ignited using microwave energy. Carbides, borides, nitrides, silicides, ceramic composites, and cermets have been synthesized. Under suitable conditions reactants were ignited from the center, and the wavefront propagated radially outward. In addition, it has been demonstrated that microwave energy can be used to control the combustion wavefront propagation.