Pulsed 35 GHz gyrotron with overmoded applicator for sintering ceramic compacts

A. W. Fliflet, R. P. Fischer, A. K. Kinkead, R. W. Bruce

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Abstract

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory is currently investigating the use of high frequency microwave for processing ceramic materials. This paper discusses an overmoded microwave furnace based on a 35 GHz pulsed gyrotron which is being used for experiments on microwave sintering of small compacts of fine grain and ultra-fine grain ceramics such as alumina. The present millimeter wave system operates at relatively high peak power and low duty factor to produce average powers up to 200 W. This system is being used to assess the advantages of using 35 GHz microwave heating to densify ceramic compacts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-106
Number of pages2
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1996 IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: Jun 3 1996Jun 5 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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