Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Ampere 2019

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IN-SITU SPECTROSCOPY AND TWO-COLOR THERMOGRAPHY DURING MICROWAVE IRRADIATION IN MATERIALS PROCESSING
Jun Fukushima, Hirotsugu Takizawa

Last modified: 11-10-2019

Abstract


Concentration of microwave E-field between material particles is considered to cause the enhancement of sintering1 and chemical reaction under microwave irradiation. For example, it is usually required 1700 °C to synthesize AlN by carbothermal reduction method using Al2O3 as a starting material, but microwave processing can proceed this process at 1200 °C2. To understand this phenomenon, it is necessary to understand an occurrence behavior of plasma and a chemical reaction related to radical species generated by a local E-field concentration. In addition, in material synthesis using a raw material powder of several mm, it is suggested that a selective heating in the powder scale occurs. However, to discuss this selective heating behavior on this scale, it is necessary to realize a quantitative temperature measurement system with independent of the emissivity of the material and several mm spatial resolution.

In this study, we conducted an in-situ spectroscopy and two-color thermography to verify these non-equilibrium effects during microwave irradiation. For example, in the iron making process, it was investigated that CN plasma was generated, and this CN radical contributed to the reduction reaction (Fig. 1(a))3. In addition, the developed two-dimensional two-color thermography system with a high resolution of 8.8 mm/pixel was enable to discuss local temperature gradients quantitatively (Fig. 1(b)).

Keywords


Microwave Processing; Microwave Material interaction; Microwave Chemistry

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