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radio | micro | IR | visible | UV | X | gamma

Go to even longer wavelengths than infra-red, and we come to microwaves. These are really just very short radio waves, but are made in a slightly different way.

Microwaves are very useful in communications. Ask your teacher to put a mobile phone in front of a microwave detector, and make a call with it. Move your mouse over our image...

mobile phone receiving a call!

Like us, you should see a very powerful microwave signal!

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