Electromagnetic modeling of an adaptable multimode microwave applicator for polymer processing

Rensheng Sun, Leo C. Kempel, Liming Zong, Shuangjie Zhou, Martin C. Hawley

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the electromagnetic modeling of a novel adaptable multi-feed multimode cylindrical cavity applicator where the spatial distribution of the electric field can be specified a priori to accomplish a desired processing task. The electric field intensity inside the cavity can be tailored by just varying the power delivered to each port, and the mode-switching can be realized without mechanically adjusting the cavity dimensions. An orthogonal feeding mechanism is developed to reduce the cross coupling between the ports. Numerical simulations are performed for the cavity applicator to verify the theoretical analysis.

    LanguageEnglish (US)
    Pages43-48
    Number of pages6
    JournalApplied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal
    Volume20
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Mar 2005

    Profile

    Applicators
    Microwaves
    Electric fields
    Polymers
    Processing
    electromagnetism
    microwaves
    cavities
    polymers
    Spatial distribution
    Computer simulation
    electric fields
    cross coupling
    spatial distribution
    adjusting
    simulation

    Keywords

    • Adaptable multimode applicator
    • Electromagnetic modeling
    • Orthogonal feeding

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

    Cite this

    Electromagnetic modeling of an adaptable multimode microwave applicator for polymer processing. / Sun, Rensheng; Kempel, Leo C.; Zong, Liming; Zhou, Shuangjie; Hawley, Martin C.

    In: Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society Journal, Vol. 20, No. 1, 03.2005, p. 43-48.

    Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

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