4. Microwave Heating of Metal-Based Materials

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

Published Online: 8 MAY 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470822746.ch4

Microwaves and Metals

Microwaves and Metals

How to Cite

Gupta, M. and Wai Leong, Eugene, W. (2007) Microwave Heating of Metal-Based Materials, in Microwaves and Metals, John Wiley & Sons (Asia) Pte Ltd, Singapore. doi: 10.1002/9780470822746.ch4

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



  • microwave heating - of metal-based materials;
  • microwaves and metals;
  • microwave energy harnessing - in heating, food, ceramics and polymer processing;
  • arching, a metal foil in a microwave;
  • experimentally determined activation energy - estimated sintering mechanisms;
  • microwave sintering of metals – microwave application, a new idea;
  • microwave effect for post sintering of WC tools - on machining of Al/SiC composites;
  • tensile and yield strength - of MWS and CS Distaloy AE samples;
  • microwave heating rate effect - on properties of pure magnesium


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Microwaves and Metals

  • Observations and Theories–Mechanisms Proposed for Microwave Heating of Metals

  • Microwave Sintering of Metals

  • Other Applications for Microwave Processing of Metals

  • Summary

  • References