The application of microwave energy for thermal processing of different materials and substances is a rapidly growing trend in modern science and engineering. In fact, optimal design work involving microwaves is impossible without solid knowledge of the properties of these materials. Here's a practical reference for engineers that collects essential data on the dielectric and thermal properties of microwaveable materials, saving practitioners countless hours on projects in a wide range of areas, including microwave design and heating, applied electrodynamics, food science, and medical technology. This unique book provides hard-to-find information on complex dielectric permittivity of media at industrial, scientific, and medical frequencies. Written by a leading expert in the field, this authoritative book does an exceptional job at presenting critical data on various materials and explaining what their key characteristics are concerning microwaves.
Vyacheslav V. Komarov is a professor in the Department or Radio Engineering, Faculty of Electronic Engineering and Instrument-Making at Saratov State Technical University in Russia.
Preface. Mathematical Modeling of Microwave Heating Processes. Dielectric and Thermal Properties of Microwaveable Materials: Parameters, Measuring Techniques and Some Theoretical Aspects. Foodstuff and Agricultural Products. Biological Tissues. Fibrous Materials. Polymers, Resins, and Plastics. Ceramics. Soils and Minerals. Pure and Composite Chemical Substances. Index..