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Title: Microwave coupler and method

Abstract

The present invention is directed to a microwave coupler for enhancing the heating or metallurgical treatment of materials within a cold-wall, rapidly heated cavity as provided by a microwave furnace. The coupling material of the present invention is an alpha-rhombohedral-boron-derivative-structure material such as boron carbide or boron silicide which can be appropriately positioned as a susceptor within the furnace to heat other material or be in powder particulate form so that composites and structures of boron carbide such as cutting tools, grinding wheels and the like can be rapidly and efficiently formed within microwave furnaces.

Inventors:
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
5333136
Application Number:
ON: DE85017728
Assignee:
Dept. of Energy ERA-10-049342; EDB-85-157304
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-84OR21400
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT; COUPLING; DESIGN; BORON; BORON CARBIDES; BORON SILICIDES; MATERIALS; METALLURGY; URANIUM OXIDES; ACTINIDE COMPOUNDS; BORON COMPOUNDS; CARBIDES; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CHALCOGENIDES; ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT; ELEMENTS; EQUIPMENT; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; SEMIMETALS; SILICIDES; SILICON COMPOUNDS; URANIUM COMPOUNDS; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

Holcombe, C.E. Microwave coupler and method. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Holcombe, C.E. Microwave coupler and method. United States.
Holcombe, C.E. Thu . "Microwave coupler and method". United States.
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abstractNote = {The present invention is directed to a microwave coupler for enhancing the heating or metallurgical treatment of materials within a cold-wall, rapidly heated cavity as provided by a microwave furnace. The coupling material of the present invention is an alpha-rhombohedral-boron-derivative-structure material such as boron carbide or boron silicide which can be appropriately positioned as a susceptor within the furnace to heat other material or be in powder particulate form so that composites and structures of boron carbide such as cutting tools, grinding wheels and the like can be rapidly and efficiently formed within microwave furnaces.},
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year = {1984},
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