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Power Variations in Microwave Exposure Resulting from Different Source Gases

Volume 29, Number 1 (Feb. 1975) Page 85-87

DeCorpo, J.J.; Larkins, J.T.; McDowell, M.V.; Wyatt, J.R.


We have observed levels of radiation leakage in a microwave atom generator that are dependent not only on the source design but also on the particular carrier gas used. Radiation leakage that is below the acceptable power density limit can be increased beyond the hazard level by simply changing the carrier gas. Researchers should be aware of our observations considering the serious health hazards of microwave exposure.