Characterization of a Small Chamber Used for Exposure to Microwave Radiation of Small Animals.
Medical research progress rept. no. 4,
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD
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The details are shown of a small inexpensive microwave irradiation chamber for exposure of rats to 2450 MHz radiation used in studies of the behavioral effects of microwave radiation. The spatial variation of the magnitude of the electric field vector and absolute calibrations of the field within the chamber are reported. During irradiation the rat was constrained in a plastic sleeve suspended from a wooden frame placed one to two feet from a horn antenna which projected the radiation into the chamber. Although the variation of the field was large over the body of the rat, it was small over the head which is presumably the site of action of microwave induced behavioral effects. Author