Percy Spencer invented the Microwave. He is the most commonly known person for inventing the Microwave even though there were more contributors.
It was accidentally discovered in 1945. It was an accident because in WWII the British shared with us the magnetron technology.
It was discovered because a chocolate candy bar melted in Percy Spencer’s pocket when working with an active radar set. Percy Spencer was in the Raytheon Company during WWII, which was in charge of putting together and producing the magnetron technology.
Percy Spencer’s first test food was popcorn. The next was an egg, which exploded into some of the experimenters faces. To verify his finding, Spencer created a high density electromagnetic field by feeding microwave power from a magnetron into a metal box from which it had no way to escape. When food was placed in the box with the microwave energy, the temperature of the food rose rapidly. Continue reading…