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Apparatus and method for microwave processing of materials using field-perturbing tool

United States Patent

April 24, 2001
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A variable frequency microwave heating apparatus designed to allow modulation of the frequency of the microwaves introduced into a multi-mode microwave cavity for heating or other selected applications. A field-perturbing tool is disposed within the cavity to perturb the microwave power distribution in order to apply a desired level of microwave power to the workpiece.
Tucker; Denise A. (Raleigh, NC), Fathi; Zakaryae (Cary, NC), Lauf; Robert J. (Oak Ridge, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
09/ 382,414
August 24, 1999
The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to contract no. DE-AC05-960R22464 between the United States Department of Energy and Lockheed Martin Energy Research Corporation.