6D40.22 - Lloyd's Mirror - Microwave Version

Code Number:
Demo Title:
Lloyd's Mirror - Microwave Version
Area of Study:
Amplifier, speaker, microwave transmitter and detector, mirror plate.

Place the mirror so that it is almost inline with the transmitting antenna.  An interference pattern will be set up outward from the mirror.  Note in particular that a minimum is detected close to the mirror.

  • G.R. Davies,  "Interference and Diffraction Corridor Demonstrations",  TPT, Vol. 33, # 4, p. 244, April 1995.
  • Thomas B. Greenslade Jr., "Experiments with Ultrasonic Transducers", TPT, Vol. 32, #7, Oct. 1994, p. 392.
  • O- 030:  "Microwaves", DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
  • O- 430:  "Microwaves - Lloyd's Mirror",  DICK and RAE Physics Demo Notebook.
  • C. L. Andrews, "Demonstration Microwave Interferometers", AJP, 33, # 11, Nov. 1965, p. 924.

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