Special Issue "Microwave Materials Processing"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016)
Prof. Dr. Dinesh Agrawal
Microwave Processing and Engineering Center 107 Materials Research Laboratory The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802 USA
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Interests: microwave processing of ceramics; composites; metals; etc., low thermal expansion materials; ceramic processing; rad-waste management
The application of microwave energy in materials processing is a rather new area, but in the past two decades it has grown phenomenally and is now being applied to many materials, including ceramics, metals, composites, biomaterials, waste materials, etc. Of course, the most common application of microwave energy for decades has been in the food industry and in rubber vulcanization. The main reasons for the growing use of microwave energy in materials processing is its unique mechanism of interacting with the materials and heating them very rapidly, and thereby providing many attractive advantages, namely high reaction rates, enhanced sintering behavior, improvements in most properties, and environmentally friendliness. In the last few years, new developments in the application of microwaves in powder metals have opened up a completely new area of research, including steel making. Therefore, microwave processing of materials encompasses many diverse fields, such as ceramics, metallurgy, polymers, chemistry, materials science, biochemistry, and so on. All these and related fields will be covered in this Special Issue.
With immense pleasure, we invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Dinesh K. Agrawal
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- powder Metals
- waste recycling
- electromagnetic field processing
- commercialization of microwave materials processing