Can microwaves pass through a vacuum?
All forms of electromagnetic radiation travel through vacuums. No transmission medium is required. Some forms of EMR -- visible light, for example -- cannot pass through solid objects, however.
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What is a wave that cannot be transmitted through a vacuum?
Which type of wave can move through a vacuum?
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Do magnetic lines of force pass through vaccum or not?
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Can microwaves in a microwave oven pass through a material?
Yes, microwaves inside of a microwave oven do indeed pass through a material - for example - a glass casserole dish or other cooking vessel - to reach the food inside the vessel to begin the cooking process. The microwaves also pass through paper, plastic and similar materials - that is why one can cook with such materials in a microwave oven. Microwaves however do not pass through metal objects, but rather often cause arching in a microwave oven, and thus can not be used in a microwave oven. Properly working microwave ovens do not allow the microwaves to pass from inside the oven to the outside world.
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Can microwave travel through vacuum?
Can electromagnetic waves travel through matter through a vacuum?
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What is the method of thermal energy transferred through a vacuum?
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How are microwaves affected by air glass and water?
This depends upon the particular frequency of the microwaves. Your microwave oven uses microwaves that are tuned to the exact resonance frequency of the water molecule, therefore they are absorbed by water and cause it to get hotter. Other frequencies would tend to pass through water. Similarly, microwaves normally pass through both air and glass, although there are some frequencies that would be absorbed by glass. Air is transparent to all frequencies of microwaves.
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What isenergy that can travel through waves and vacuums?
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How are microwaves transmitted?
Microwaves are electromagnetic radiation. They are electromagnetic waves, and they are transmitted like light or radio waves, both of which are forms of electromagnetic radiation. The radiation leaves the microwave source in waves, and this radiation will travel effortlessly through a vacuum, and with a bit of loss through air.