Morgan Advanced D36 ceramic finds home in medical applications

Dec. 11, 2015

Morgan Advanced Materials, a provider of RF and microwave ceramic materials, has established a major application for its proven D36 microwave ceramic, the company said.

Emblation Swift (Courtesy Scottish Enterprise/Colin Hattersley Photography)

Thanks to its very specific properties, D36 is now finding a niche in medical applications where, for example, its low magnetic susceptibility makes it suitable for use in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Its additional qualities of low temperature coefficient of frequency, relative permittivity, and low electrical loss, make it suitable for a range of medical applications, including microwave therapy and medical imaging. Morgan can supply D36 components in custom shapes and, if required, with a thick film silver coating.

For these reasons, Emblation chose Morgan to support development of the Swift— the world’s first microwave treatment system in the field of podiatry and dermatology, designed for use on soft tissue lesions.

For Chris Davenport of Morgan Advanced Materials, the suitability of D36 for medical applications, with their highly demanding specifications, is no surprise. “Morgan has a wealth of experience and expertise in the production of RF and microwave ceramic components for a variety of applications and has invested in extensive, cutting-edge design, development and production capabilities,” he said. “This makes us the ideal partner for the development of enabling components for medical devices and equipment, from inception to production.”


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Rick Nelson | Contributing Editor

Rick is currently Contributing Technical Editor. He was Executive Editor for EE in 2011-2018. Previously he served on several publications, including EDN and Vision Systems Design, and has received awards for signed editorials from the American Society of Business Publication Editors. He began as a design engineer at General Electric and Litton Industries and earned a BSEE degree from Penn State.

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