Microwave Generation

  1. Does a device exist which can generate microwaves using heat (e.g. hot air) as a power source?
     
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  3. Gokul43201

    Gokul43201 11,141
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    You could use steam (and a generator) to make a current, which, when fed into a microwave generator circuit will give you an output at the desired frequency.

    Don't know of an existing device though.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2005
  4. Thank you for the help
     
  5. mezarashi

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    Hot bodies tend to radiate energy in the infrared range unfortunately :(
     
  6. Gokul43201

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    Some teeny fraction of the emitted power will be in the microwave range, but if you depended on that you'd have lousy efficiency.
     
  7. dduardo

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    Heat + Water = Steam
    Steam + Turbine = Electricity
    Electricty + Magnetron = Microwave

    Heat => Microwave

    :rofl:
     
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