Accession Number : ADA138402
Title : Microwave Sintering of Ceramics.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 80-30 Sep 83,
Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON IL
Personal Author(s) : Johnson,D L ; Brodwin,M E
PDF Url : ADA138402
Report Date : Feb 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 19
Abstract : A single mode cavity microwave sintering apparatus was designed, constructed and utilized to investigate sintering of a number of oxide ceramics. A temperature feedback system was designed and incorporated. Rapid passthrough sintering of Beta-alumina rods produced high densification rates and fine grain sizes. Mathematical modeling of the loaded cavity was commenced. Through this, it is possible to predict the specimen temperature from non-electrical, dielectric and geometric parameters.
Descriptors : *Sintering, *Microwave equipment, *Ceramic materials, Cavities, Oxides, Temperature, Feedback, Quick reaction, Processing, Aluminum oxides, Rods, High density, Rates, Fine grained materials, Grain size, Mathematical models
Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
Machinery and Tools
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE