New microwave heating technology for energy-efficient future

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microwave pizzaNew York: The technology that microwaves use to heat your leftover food or yesterday’s pizza before you can say Jack Robinson can be of great assistance in manufacturing future electronics that could be cheaper and more energy-efficient.

A continuous flow reactor can produce high quality nanoparticles by using microwave-assisted heating, a new study shows.

“Combining continuous flow with microwave heating could give us the best of both worlds – large, fast reactors with perfectly controlled particle size,” said Greg Herman, an associate professor at Oregon State University in the US.

This concept may provide a technological revolution as it could change everything – from the production of cell phones and televisions to counterfeit-proof money, improved solar energy systems or quick identification of troops in combat, the study noted.

It can be fast, cheap, more energy-efficient and offer lower manufacturing cost.