Microwave/RF Applicators and Probes for Material Heating, Sensing, and Plasma Generation

Microwave/RF Applicators and Probes for Material Heating, Sensing, and Plasma Generation

A Design Guide

1st Edition - April 1, 2000

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  • Authors: Mehrdad Mehdizadeh, Mehrdad Mehdizadeh
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519867

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Description

Interactions of electromagnetic fields with materials at high frequencies have given rise to a vast array of practical applications in industry, science, medicine, and consumer markets. Applicators or probes, which are the front end of these systems, provide the field that interacts with the material. This book takes an integrated approach to the area of high frequency applicators and probes for material interactions, providing a toolkit for those who design these devices. Particular attention is given to real-world applications and the latest developments in the area. Mathematical methods are provided as design tools, and are often simplified via curve-fitting techniques that are particularly usable by handheld calculators. Useful equations and numerically solved examples, using situations encountered in practice, are supplied. Above all, this volume is a comprehensive and useful reference where the reader can find design rules and principles of high frequency applicators and probes for material processing and sensing applications. Electronic and electrical R&D engineers, physicists, university professors and students will all find this book a valuable reference. Mehrdad Mehdizadeh is with the DuPont Company, Engineering Research & Technology Division in Wilmington, Delaware. His areas of expertise include high frequency hardware and electromagnetic methods of processing, sensing, and characterization of materials. His work and innovation in industrial, scientific, and medical applications of radio frequency and microwaves has resulted in 19 US patents and a number of publications. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. from Marquette University (1983, 1980), and a B.S. from Sharif University of Technology (1977), all in electrical engineering. Dr. Mehdizadeh is a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE ), Sigma Xi (Scientific Research Society), the International Microwave Power Institute (IMPI ), and a voting member of IEEE Standard Association.

Key Features

• Books in this area are usually theoretical; this book provides practical information for those who actually intend to design a system
• Features real world and numerically solved examples, and curve-fitted simple equations to replace complex equations provided in typical texts
• Author is a voting member of IEEE Standards Association

Readership

IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers); IMPI (International Microwave Power Institute); AIChE (American Institute of Chemical Engineers)

Table of Contents

  • Introduction; Fundamentals of Field Reactions with Materials; Applicators for Non-Contact Interactions of Fields and Materials; Components of RF / Microwave Heating / Sensing: Matching Structures; Power Sources: Tube Versus Solid State; Radio Frequency Dielectric Heating Systems; Microwave Heating Systems; Induction Heating Systems; Newest Applications and Advanced Systems; Economics, Safety and Environmental

Product details

  • No. of pages: 400
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © William Andrew 2009
  • Published: April 1, 2000
  • Imprint: William Andrew
  • eBook ISBN: 9780815519867

About the Authors

Mehrdad Mehdizadeh

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, DuPont Company, USA

Mehrdad Mehdizadeh

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal Investigator, DuPont Company, USA

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