Microstructures of Microwave Heated Soda-Lime Glass - Fe Composite and Ni-Zr-Nb-Ti-Pt Metallic Glass
In this study, microwave (MW) heating of Fe powder in the separated electric (E-) and magnetic (H-) fields was performed first, and the heating behaviors on the field dependence were investigated. It was shown that they are heated better in H- field than in E- field. The MW heating mechanism of metals were briefly discussed. MW heating of soda-lime glass alone was not easy, however addition of iron powder enhanced the heating, depending on the volume fraction of the powder. Occurrence of deformation and melting of the glass spheres was observed. This technique is applicable to fabrication of glass-metal composites and vitrification of waste matters. MW heating of Ni-based metal glass was attempted with no external pressure and in an inert atmosphere, it was also shown that heating was better accomplished in H- field. Weakly sintered body was possibly obtained with retention of the amorphous phase.
S.-J.L. Kang, M.Y. Huh, N.M. Hwang, H. Homma, K. Ushioda and Y. Ikuhara
N. Yoshikawa et al., "Microstructures of Microwave Heated Soda-Lime Glass - Fe Composite and Ni-Zr-Nb-Ti-Pt Metallic Glass", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 558-559, pp. 1459-1464, 2007