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Plasma and Fusion Research

Volume 7, 1206012 (2012)

Rapid Communications

Plasma Model for Energy Transformation Mechanism of Non-Thermal Microwave Effect
Jun FUKUSHIMA1), Motoyasu SATO2) and Hiroaki NAKAMURA1,2)
Nagoya University, Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya 464-8601, Japan
National Institute for Fusion Science, 322-6 Oroshi-cho, Toki, Gifu 509-5292, Japan
(Received 13 December 2011 / Accepted 20 December 2011 / Published 24 February 2012)


Microwaves generate ordered motion in material structures. Microwaves can transfer energy while maintaining coherency; this is the origin of the microwave effect. We suggest that the non-thermal energy path during microwave heating really exists and that a plasma model can explain the non-thermal enhanced-reduction in microwave heating.


microwave effect, non-thermal reduction, Landau damping, coherent phonon

DOI: 10.1585/pfr.7.1206012


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This paper may be cited as follows:

Jun FUKUSHIMA, Motoyasu SATO and Hiroaki NAKAMURA, Plasma Fusion Res. 7, 1206012 (2012).