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Industrial Applications of Variable Frequency Microwave Energy in Materials Processing

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  10 February 2011

Z. Fathi
Affiliation:
Lambda Technologies, Inc., 8600 Jersey Ct, Ste C, Raleigh, NC 27613
D. A. Tucker
Affiliation:
Lambda Technologies, Inc., 8600 Jersey Ct, Ste C, Raleigh, NC 27613
W. A. Lewis
Affiliation:
Lambda Technologies, Inc., 8600 Jersey Ct, Ste C, Raleigh, NC 27613
J. B. Wei
Affiliation:
Lambda Technologies, Inc., 8600 Jersey Ct, Ste C, Raleigh, NC 27613
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Abstract

A review of some market-driven research, process applications and systems development is provided. The variable frequency microwave processing concepts are briefly described. Industrial processing using variable frequency microwave energy in the areas of polymerization, composite processing, bonding and plasma is discussed. Analytical applications inherent in the use of variable frequency and its control are demonstrated in the areas of materials signature analysis for volumetric cure monitoring.

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Copyright © Materials Research Society 1996

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