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Special Issue "Conventional and Microwave Sintering Techniques in Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2019).
Interests: microwave processing of ceramics; composites; metals; etc., low thermal expansion materials; ceramic processing; rad-waste management
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This Special Issue of Materials is focused on the sintering of materials involving conventional and microwave heating methods. In the last couple of decades, microwave heating has emerged as a well-recognized method for the sintering of a variety of materials, including ceramics, composites, metals, semiconductors, and advanced ceramics. The theories to explain the sintering mechanism(s) during microwave heating are still under discussion and have not been fully explained. Papers involving comparisons between conventional and microwave methods are welcome. Microwave heating takes place as a result of the interaction of an electromagnetic field with matter through various inherent properties of the material under study. Microwave sintering of metallic materials is a rather new area of research. Papers involving these aspects are most welcome. The spark plasma sintering method and other methods involving electromagnetic fields are also rapid sintering methods of specific materials. Papers based on these methods are also welcome for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dinesh Agrawal
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- microwave energy
- sintering methods
- metal powders
- electromagnetic field
- Spark Plasma Sintering
- Dielectric loss mechanism