Densification kinetics of powdered copper under single-mode and multimode microwave sintering

Dmytro Demirskyi, D. Agrawal, A. Ragulya

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This work represents an investigation concerning densification kinetics during microwave sintering of copper powder using single-mode and multimode applicators operating at 2.45 GHz. Analysis of densification kinetics was made using densification parameter. Heating stage for sintering using single-mode applicator was found to be of great importance. While both processes have the same nature of heating, sintering kinetics in single-mode applicator were shown to be faster comparing to those for multimode ones. Partial melting of matter during sintering in single-mode applicator may be considered as an explanation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1433-1436
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jul 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Densification kinetics metals
  • Microwave heating
  • Single-mode
  • Sintering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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