Accession Number : ADP007719

Title :   Microwave Processing of Ceramics at the University of Utah Description of Activities and Summary of Progress,

Corporate Author : UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Iskander, M. F. ; Andrade, O. ; Virkar, A. ; Kimrey, H. ; Smith, R.

Report Date : 27 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : An interdisciplinary effort to address certain modeling, measurements, and characterization aspects of microwave processing of ceramics was initiated at the University of Utah almost a year ago. The FDTD method was used to model EM power deposition patterns in single-mode cavities, some microwave sintering experiments were conducted in a multimode cavity and using SiC rods as process stimulus, and a wide variety of dielectric and thermophysical properties were measured on microwave and conventionally sintered samples. This paper summarizes these efforts and presents initial results.

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVES, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, CAVITIES, DEPOSITION, DIELECTRICS, MEASUREMENT, MODELS, MULTIMODE, PATTERNS, POWER, PROCESSING, RODS, SINTERING, THERMOPHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SILICON CARBIDES, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE