Chapter 66. Low Density Inorganic Foams Fabricated Using Microwaves

  1. William Smothers
  1. T. T. Meek,
  2. R. D. Blake and
  3. T. G. Gregory

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch66

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8

How to Cite

Meek, T. T., Blake, R. D. and Gregory, T. G. (1985) Low Density Inorganic Foams Fabricated Using Microwaves, in Proceedings of the 9th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 7/8 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320280.ch66

Author Information

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory Materials Science & Technology Div. Los Alamos, NM 87545

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374337

Online ISBN: 9780470320280

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Keywords:

  • microwave;
  • temperature;
  • microstructural;
  • compressive strengths;
  • tensile strengths

Summary

The objective of our work was to determine if high temperature foams could, be made using microwave heating; and if so, to investigate some of their properties. Several foams were made and their compressive strengths, tensile strengths, and densities were determined. Foams were made of glass, metal-glass, glass-fiber, metal-glass-fiber, and fly ash. The microwave source operated at 2.45 GHz and had an output of 700 W.