Microwave oven and cooking

by Fletcher
Tags: cooking, microwave, oven
Fletcher is offline
Jan28-07, 07:10 PM
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Not the waves, but the cooking device. I am curious how the radiation is generated, and why it stays inside the microwave (the outside doesn't get hot).
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Jan28-07, 07:27 PM
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The latter part of your question was discussed here:

The radiation is generated by something called a magnetron. This produces high frequency EM waves.
Fletcher is offline
Jan28-07, 07:30 PM
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Thanks; just what I was looking for.

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