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LAST AMPERE NEWSLETTER

The AMPERE Newsletter appears quarterly and covers short topical articles written by experts in the field. Typically it also includes a profile, conference reports, advertisements, a calendar of events and news items on various aspects of radio frequency and microwave energy usage in the ISM frequency band, covering topics broadly from 1 MHz to 30 GHz, although higher frequencies have also been covered. It also highlights on promising new research developments to emanate from academe and industry.

Issue 80.


Editorial

This issue is delighted to present a contribution from Dr. Lambert Feher from TWI Ltd, about the opportunities offered by the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation within the so‐called Horizon 2020 and the new procedure to foster European projects and proposals among AMPERE members.
Mr. John F. Gerling founder and President of Gerling Applied Engineering, Inc. describes the current devices and configurations of solid‐ state microwave generators that can be used in some microwave heating applications. The differences of solid‐state microwave generators versus magnetron‐based devices are analysed and compared.
Some applications where this technology is finding aniche, such as medical ones, are also described.
The Afterthought piece in this issue, written as usual by Prof. A.C. Metaxas, discusses the new economical situation where some productive industries are coming back from China to Europe and how this situation could improve the opportunities for RF and microwave‐heating equipment producers.
I take this opportunity to wish you all the best during the next months and particularly during the upcoming Easter.

Prof. Juan Monzó‐Cabrera
ETSI Telecomunicación
Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (Spain)