BINNER and VAIDHYANATHAN, 2004. Microwave sintering of ceramics: what does it offer? Key Engineering Materials, 264-268, pp 725-730
Microwave heating is fundamentally different from conventional sintering in that the
energy is deposited volumetrically rather than relying on thermal conduction from the surface.
Properly manipulated this may lead to a number of benefits, including greater microstructural
control, improved product properties and reductions in manufacturing costs due to energy
savings and shorter processing times. This paper seeks to review some of the opportunities and
challenges that exist when microwaves are applied to the process of ceramic sintering.