Special Issue "Microwave Processing of Materials"


A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dinesh Agrawal
Microwave Processing and Engineering Center 107 Materials Research Laboratory The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802 USA
Website: http://www.mri.psu.edu/Centers/CDS/Personnel/FacultyBios/agrawal.asp
E-Mail: dxa4@psu.edu
Phone: +814 863 8034
Interests: microwave processing of ceramics; composites; metals; etc., low thermal expansion materials; ceramic processing; rad-waste management

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The “Materials” Journal’s special issue on “Microwave Processing of Materials”invites the original research articles and comprehensive reviews on the latest developments in the application of microwave energy in materials processing. Microwave processing of materials is emerging as an innovative technology for future, applicable to many diverse fields and variety of materials. This issue will focus especially on ceramics, metals, composites, biomaterials, and nanomaterials. However, manuscripts on other fields related to the application of microwaves in chemistry, waste processing and alternative and unconventional energy sources will also be considered. The volume will address the details of synthesis and processing, characterization, commercialization, equipment design and modeling, and theories of microwave energy-matter interactions to explain the results.

Prof. Dr. Dinesh Agrawal
Guest Editor


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  • microwave energy
  • ceramics
  • steel
  • nanomaterials
  • microwave theories and modeling
  • synthesis
  • sintering

Published Papers (7 papers)

Materials 2013, 6(11), 5367-5381; doi:10.3390/ma6115367
Received: 31 July 2013; in revised form: 18 October 2013 / Accepted: 8 November 2013 / Published: 21 November 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(10), 4514-4522; doi:10.3390/ma6104514
Received: 26 July 2013; in revised form: 6 September 2013 / Accepted: 6 October 2013 / Published: 11 October 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(9), 4011-4030; doi:10.3390/ma6094011
Received: 1 August 2013; in revised form: 2 September 2013 / Accepted: 3 September 2013 / Published: 11 September 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(8), 3404-3419; doi:10.3390/ma6083404
Received: 15 May 2013; in revised form: 29 July 2013 / Accepted: 1 August 2013 / Published: 9 August 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(5), 1940-1955; doi:10.3390/ma6051940
Received: 11 April 2013; in revised form: 3 May 2013 / Accepted: 6 May 2013 / Published: 10 May 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(5), 1826-1839; doi:10.3390/ma6051826
Received: 2 April 2013; in revised form: 24 April 2013 / Accepted: 27 April 2013 / Published: 7 May 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(4), 1520-1529; doi:10.3390/ma6041520
Received: 15 March 2013; in revised form: 3 April 2013 / Accepted: 7 April 2013 / Published: 15 April 2013
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Last update: 15 February 2013

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