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Microwave defrost : Chaos ?

  1. Mar 27, 2010 #1

    sophiecentaur

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    Microwave defrost :"Chaos" ????

    The defrost cycle on my microwave oven claims to use "Chaos".
    Can this be a serious Engineering idea or is it just a flahsy sounding term, meaning nothing?
     
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  3. Mar 27, 2010 #2

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  4. Mar 27, 2010 #3

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    Re: Microwave defrost :"Chaos" ????

    That's a smart idea. I looked for something a bit more substantial than that News item but, unfortunately, couldn't find anything.

    I guess the point must be that, somehow, the temperature distribution is more even. I still don't see how the system can get around the Latent Heat of Fusion needed, though. Or perhaps that's not relevant - it's a quicker process but must use the same amount of energy.
     
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