Institute for Pulsed Power and Microwave Technology

Current Research and development topics

There exists extensive experience in the following fields of high-temperature process:

  • Ceramics:  
    • Sintern
    • Entbindern
    • Calzination
  • Glass:      
    • Heat Treatment
    • Recrystallization
    • Glass soldering
    • Glass melting
    • Melting of quartz sand
  • Phyllosilicates:
    • Dehydroxylation
    • Intercalation
    • Reduction of layer charges
  • Metalle:        
    • Sintern
    • Melting
    • Smelting
  • Glass and carbon fiber reinforced plastics 

Besides the optimization of the process parameters, the challenge is to work out the microwave specific advantages compared to conventional processes. Thus, the investigations are generally accompanied by a corresponding material characterization and microstructure analysis.
Besides all these materials science applications, it is always a new challenge to investigate the potential of this innovative technology in terms of productivity and quality in industrial processes in collaboration with industry.