1. Introduction to Microwaves

  1. Manoj Gupta and
  2. Wong Wai Leong, Eugene

Published Online: 8 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470822746.ch1

Microwaves and Metals

Microwaves and Metals

How to Cite

Gupta, M. and Wai Leong, Eugene, W. (2007) Introduction to Microwaves, in Microwaves and Metals, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore. doi: 10.1002/9780470822746.ch1

Author Information

  1. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 MAY 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 SEP 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470822722

Online ISBN: 9780470822746



  • microwaves and electromagnetic radiation;
  • electromagnetic (EM) radiation - form of energy radiated, at speed of light;
  • EM radiation, wavelength classification - radio waves, microwaves, X-rays and gamma rays;
  • microwaves, in applications - radar and communication;
  • microwave use for organic - and inorganic material processing;
  • microwave technologies - revolutionizing communication;
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) - radar use in navigation;
  • Electronic Road Pricing (ERP) gantry in Singapore;
  • microwaves, in hyperthermia treatment of cancer;
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) - radio technology and radar combination


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Microwaves and Electromagnetic Radiation

  • Development of Microwaves

  • Applications of Microwaves

  • Frequency Allocation

  • Microwave Generators

  • Summary

  • References