Chapter 1. Microwave Processing: Present Status and Future Promise

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. D. E. Clark

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch1

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Clark, D. E. (1993) Microwave Processing: Present Status and Future Promise, in Proceedings of the 17th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 1 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 7/8 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314180.ch1

Author Information

  1. Dept. of Materials Science & Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 32611-2066

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375266

Online ISBN: 9780470314180

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Keywords:

  • microwave;
  • electromagnetic;
  • microstructure;
  • pyrophoric;
  • aluminosilicate

Summary

Processing in a microwave field can yield materials with microstructures and properties that are different from those processed in conventional furnaces under apparently the same conditions. Although the reasons for some of the observed phenomena can be explained qualitatively, the majority of the microwave effects are poorly understood. As a more fundamental and quantitative understanding of microwave/material interactions emerges, significant advances in existing industrial processing, development of intelligent processing, and fabrication of new materials may be realized. Where are we and where are we headed with this new technology?