Principles of homogenization of thermal processing in microwave fixation are described along with a corresponding modeling-based optimization procedure. An innovative microwave fixation system is computationally analyzed. Two geometric parameters as well as complex permittivity of a dielectric insert are identified as design variables of the optimization problem. Performing an illustrative optimization, the procedure outputs the parameters of the system with the relative standard deviation (served as a uniformity metric) of dissipated power reduced by 5 times.
Moon, E. M. & Yakovlev, V. V. (2015). Modeling-based optimization of thermal processing in microwave fixation. Worcester Polytechnic Institute. https://wpi.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01WPI_INST/uheu25/alma9936832092504746
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