School of Physics Lecture Demonstration Manual

Wc-6 Lloyd's Mirror (using Microwaves)

Published: Tuesday 14 March 2006 - Updated: Wednesday 30 March 2011

Aim

To demonstrate interference using a single mirror.

Apparatus

Diagrams

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Llyod's Mirror Diagram

Description

In Lloyd's single mirror experiment the microwave transmitter is clamped approximately 50 cm above a metal reflecting surface. As the receiver is scanned along the line BC an interference pattern consisting of maxima and minima is observed.

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