1st Paragraph: Microwave heating mechanisms are generally well defined and understood. It is widely known that many materials heat efficiently in microwave fields. For many materials, microwaves penetrate to a significant depth for rapid volumetric heating of the material. However, the heating mechanisms for heating metallic and other electrically conductive materials is less widely understood.
Author: Ed Ripley
Keywords: Surface-charge, microwave effects, microwave field, localized heating, sintering