Not only do we have a highly instrumented microwave test system but we also have an increasingly sophisticated test lab with microscopes, halogen moisture analyzers, convection lab oven, deep freezer, centrifuge, precise microbalance and scales. This gives us the added tools to do other testing such as very precise moisture content assays, microscopy, compositional analysis, flammability measurements, conductivity testing, dielectric testing and pH balance, just to name a few.
Dielectric testing can be done by placing a small sample into a specially designed waveguide container and then applying microwave energy to the sample. The power that passes through the sample can be used to accurately calculate the dielectric constant of a given sample. This can be very useful in fine tuning settings and maximizing efficiency.