Controlled Microwave Heating and Melting of Gels

RUSTUM ROY, S. KOMARNENI, L. J. YANG

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Abstract

Controlled microwave heating and melting of silica, alumina, and aluminosilicate gels were achieved in a 600‐W domestic‐type oven. The microwave absorption mechanism of these gels is not yet clear. However, parameters were defined whereby rapid heating (including melting) is achieved for these gels. Empirical results indicate that the heating behavior is dependent on the chemistry, structure, and mass of the gel.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-395
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Ceramic Society
Volume68
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Materials Chemistry

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