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Nano-Indentation Assessment of Property Changes in Common Engineering Plastics after Exposure to Microwave Energy

Adekunle Oloyede and Ayodele Olofinjana
School of Mechanical, Manufacturing and Medical Engineering
Queensland University of Technology, GPO. Box 2434, Brisbane
Queensland, Australia.
Email: k.Oloyede@qut.edu.au.
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ABSTRACT

INTRODUCTION

Microwave heating principles

Ultra Micro Indentation System (UMIS)

Fracture mechanics

Experiments and Methodology

Results and Discussion

Conclusion

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