RF Power Semiconductor Generator Application in Heating and Energy Utilization

  • Satoshi Horikoshi
  • Nick Serpone

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Solid State RF

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Naoki Shinohara
      Pages 3-23
    3. Roger Williams
      Pages 25-68
  3. Heating Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Noboru Yoshikawa
      Pages 71-89
    3. Joshua P. Barham, Emiko Koyama, Yasuo Norikane, Takeo Yoshimura
      Pages 91-117
    4. Robert L. Hubbard, Robert J. Schauer
      Pages 119-143
    5. Christopher Hopper
      Pages 145-161
    6. Stephan Holtrup, Satoshi Horikoshi, Nick Serpone
      Pages 163-178
  4. Energy Applications

  5. New Application

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Satoshi Okamoto
      Pages 219-239

About this book


This is a specialized book for researchers and technicians of universities and companies who are interested in the fundamentals of RF power semiconductors, their applications and market penetration.
Looking around, we see that products using vacuum tube technology are disappearing. For example, branch tube TVs have changed to liquid crystal TVs, and fluorescent light have turned into LED. The switch from vacuum tube technology to semiconductor technology has progressed remarkably. At the same time, high-precision functionalization, miniaturization and energy saving have advanced. On the other hand, there is a magnetron which is a vacuum tube device for generating microwaves. However, even this vacuum tube technology has come to be replaced by RF power semiconductor technology. In the last few years the price of semiconductors has dropped sharply and its application to microwave heating and energy fields will proceed. In some fields the transition from magnetron microwave oscillator to semiconductor microwave oscillator has already begun. From now on this development will progress remarkably. 

Although there are several technical books on electrical systems that explain RF power semiconductors, there are no books yet based on users' viewpoints on actual microwave heating and energy fields. In particular, none have been written about exact usage and practical cases, to answer questions such as "What are the advantages and disadvantages of RF power semiconductor oscillator?", "What kind of field can be used?" and the difficulty of the market and application. Based on these issues, this book explains the RF power semiconductors from the user's point of view by covering a very wide range of fields.


RF power semiconductor generator Microwave heating utilization Microwave energy utilization Plasma processing Wireless power transmission

Editors and affiliations

  • Satoshi Horikoshi
    • 1
  • Nick Serpone
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Materials and Life ScienceSophia UniversityChiyodakuJapan
  2. 2.Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversita di PaviaPaviaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-3547-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-3548-2
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