Can "microwave effects" be explained by enhanced diffusion?

Antonio, Christian and Deam, Rowan T. (2007) Can "microwave effects" be explained by enhanced diffusion?. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 9 23: 2976-2982. doi:10.1039/b617358f

Author Antonio, Christian
Deam, Rowan T.
Title Can "microwave effects" be explained by enhanced diffusion?
Journal name Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1463-9076
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1039/b617358f
Volume 9
Issue 23
Start page 2976
End page 2982
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subject 1606 Political Science
3107 Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
Abstract The "microwave effect" or non-thermal effects due to microwaves have been the subject of intense debate. This paper explores the following hypothesis: if the transport of an active species is a rate limiting step in a reaction, and if microwaves enhance the diffusion of that species, then the overall reaction rate would change under microwave heating compared with conventional heating. If the hypothesis is correct then it should be possible to pick those reactions that would speed up, slow down or stay the same, under microwave irradiation. One consequence of the hypothesis is that the equilibrium states (end point of the reactions) remain unchanged by microwave irradiation. The measurements and theory presented here strongly suggest that this hypothesis is correct.
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