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Effects Of Microwave On Molten Metals With Low Melting Temperatures

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Different metals were tested to determine if microwave irradiation can heat liquid metals. Temperature profiles of different molten metals under microwave radiation revealed that molten metals are primarily microwave reflectors. To explain this phenomenon, microwave heating mechanisms and skin depths of conductors have been introduced. The influences of resistivities on metal skin depths are also discussed.

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X. Sun, J. Hwang, X. Huang, B. Li and S. Shi, "Effects Of Microwave On Molten Metals With Low Melting Temperatures," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 4 No. 2, 2005, pp. 107-112. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2005.42010.


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