Patent Number: 6,166,551

Title: Method for monitoring the state of microcrystalline change of solid materials

Abstract: A process for monitoring the state of microcrystalline change of solid materials, by observing the frequency of a load-pull oscillator which is RF-coupled to the material under test (preferably by a simple single-ended RF probe). Areas where this technique is of particular interest are in monitoring the curing of shaped aerodynamic composite materials, and in monitoring the curing of concrete and cement compositions.

Inventors: Scott; Bentley N. (Garland, TX), Shortes; Samuel R. (Highland Village, TX)

Assignee: Phase Dynamics Inc.

International Classification: G01N 22/00 (20060101); G01N 022/00 (); G01N 027/26 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017