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How is microwave energy absorbed into an adhesive?


Frequently Asked Questions

Interaction between microwave radiation and the molecular dipoles of the adhesive material is the primary mechanism for absorption of microwave energy. Domestic microwave ovens operate at 2.45GHz, a frequency specifically selected to couple with the natural absorption frequency of water molecules. Generally speaking, polar materials are more likely to absorb microwave energy. However, it is not only the presence of dipoles but also their strengths, orientations and their ability to move with the applied field which are important factors in their susceptibility to absorb microwave energy.

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