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Microwave oven and cooking

by Fletcher
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Fletcher
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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:
http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=148483

The radiation is generated by something called a magnetron. This produces high frequency EM waves.
http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu...magnetron.html
Fletcher
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Jan28-07, 07:30 PM
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Thanks; just what I was looking for.


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