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Question 1020

Is it possible isolate a room or part of it totally from microwaves? — DMJ
Because conducting surfaces reflect electromagnetic waves, you can shield a room from electromagnetic waves by enclosing it in conducting surfaces. For example, a room surrounded by metal mirrors will be completely black inside because light won't be able to enter it. Furthermore, if the electromagnetic waves that you're trying to exclude have reasonably long wavelengths, you can put holes in the conducting surfaces because electromagnetic waves can't pass through holes in a conducting surface if those holes are substantially smaller than their wavelengths. So, to shield your room from microwaves, I'd suggest enclosing it in copper screening with holes that are no more than a few millimeters in diameter. Many scientific experiments are performed in such screen rooms, which are generally called Faraday cages.
         

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