Accession Number : ADP007756

Title :   The Use of 'Self Heating' Ceramics as Crucibles for Microwave Melting Metals and Nuclear Waste Glass,

Corporate Author : WESTINGHOUSE SAVANNAH RIVER CO AIKEN SC

Personal Author(s) : Sturcken, E. F.

Report Date : 27 APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Silicon carbide (SiC) crucibles were used to melt aluminum and copper in conventional and tuned microwave cavities at a microwave frequency of 2450 MHz. SiC crucibles were also used to vitrify and homogenize mixtures of nuclear waste and glass frit.

Descriptors :   *CRUCIBLES, *MICROWAVES, *SILICON CARBIDES, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, ALUMINUM, CARBIDES, CAVITIES, COPPER, FREQUENCY, FRIT, GLASS, MELTS, MICROWAVE FREQUENCY, SILICON, RADIOACTIVE WASTES, ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE PROPAGATION, FIRING(CERAMICS), SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Radiofrequency Wave Propagation
      Containers and Packaging

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE