Microwave sintering of metal powders

Dinesh Agrawal

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This chapter deals with an overview and current status of the application of microwave energy to the processing of metallic materials for various applications including steel making. The chapter especially focuses on the sintering aspect of some important selected metal powders. Microwave energy has emerged as the most versatile form of energy applicable to numerous diverse fields: communication, chemistry, rubber vulcanization, drying, food processing, medical treatment and diagnosis, and a variety of materials processing fields. The latest application of microwave energy has been to the sintering of metallic powders very effectively. In the last few years many researchers have reported sintering, melting, joining and brazing of metallic materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Powder Metallurgy
Subtitle of host publicationProperties, Processing and Applications
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9780857094209
StatePublished - Aug 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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