Microwave energy has become a lot more important than for the heating of foods.
There are a lot of components that contribute to the use of microwave radiation in analytical
chemistry and significant number are non-intuitive. The following graphics give a brief introduction.

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There are now a number of companies producing analytical microwave units. Designs of instruments
and vessels have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the microwave procedures.
However, the most important factor that affects the design of analytical
apparatus is a need for numerous safety features.


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