Oe-3 Total Internal Reflection (Using Microwaves)
Published: Wednesday 15 March 2006 - Updated: Monday 28 March 2011
To demonstrate total internal reflection in a wax prism using 3 cm microwaves.
- Wax prism
- Microwave apparatus
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The microwave transmitter is directed towards the prism and the receiver displays a maximum at the position shown.