Application of Microwave in materials
Author: langfeng1 Time: 2017-09-21
Much work has been undertaken to investigate the use of microwaves for the processing of a
wide range of materials, including ceramics, polymers, composites (ceramic and polymer matrix),
powders, and minerals. Microwaves have also been investigated in a broad range of plasma
processes (surface modification, chemical vapor infiltration, powder processing), chemical
synthesis and processing, and waste remediation.
The potential advantages of microwave processes over conventional processes for ceramic processing
include reduced processing time, improved product uniformity and yields, improved or unique microstructure,
and the ability to synthesize new materials . A number of review articles on ceramic microwave
applications have been published. Microwave sintering is of interest because of the
extensive exploratory work accomplished and because of the broad range of ceramic materials that have been
investigated. Microwave processing of ceramic powders is a relatively new area with promise of broad applications
in synthesis and processing.