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Re: Geissler and/or Neon Tube in Microwave Oven?

Original poster: Slurp812 <slurp812@xxxxxxxxx>

You know I actually just went out in the kitchen, and put a clear
light bulb in a glass of water, and in the microwave. took a few
seconds for it to get going, but it did look cool! Oh and as I always
say before doing a stunt like this, Don't try this at home!

On 1/10/07, Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>

But you can easily contol how much power the bulb
receives, either by the microwave power setting,
and/or by placing cup(s) of water in the oven to
absorb excess power.

--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

 > Original poster: William Beaty <billb@xxxxxxxxxx>
 > On Sun, 7 Jan 2007, Tesla list wrote:
 >  > Original poster: "Tedd Payne"
 > <teddp2@xxxxxxxxxxx>
 >  >
 >  > I'd like to know from multiple people who have
 > actually done it, what
 >  > all happens, maybe it simply lights up?
 > Since the oven is essentially a thousand-watt
 > high-freq power supply, you
 > end up with a thousand-watt Geissler tube.
 > The plasma is so hot that its pressure rises above
 > one atmosphere.  It's
 > so hot that it can heat up the glass to the
 > temperature where glass
 > becomes conductive and starts absorbing microwaves.
 > When that happens, a
 > red hot bubble in the glass wall expands and goes
 > "POW," blowing outwards.
 > (But, depending on the oven, it does take a couple
 > of minutes before this
 > happens.)
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