Accession Number : ADP007723

Title :   Microwave Enhanced Diffusion,

Corporate Author : LOS ALAMOS NATIONAL LAB NM

Personal Author(s) : Katz, J. D. ; Blake, R. D. ; Kenkre, V. M.

Report Date : 27 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The observation of more rapid reaction and/or sintering during microwave processing of ceramics has lead to speculation that microwave processing results in 'enhanced diffusion' . The loss mechanisms by which microwaves interact with a crystal lattice have been reviewed. These mechanisms were evaluated with regard to the atomic theory of diffusion. The potential for these loss mechanisms to influence atomic diffusion, and thus produce enhancement will be discussed. Existing evidence, both direct and indirect, regarding microwave enhanced diffusion has been reviewed and will be discussed along with recent experimental data.

Descriptors :   *MICROWAVES, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, AUGMENTATION, CRYSTAL LATTICES, CRYSTALS, DIFFUSION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, OBSERVATION, PROCESSING, SINTERING, THEORY, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE