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Shamelessly inspired by "microwave glow block" (link).
I don't know if there are any phosphorescent microwave-absorbing dyes that would serve our purposes.
This dish is, instead, made of really thick shatterproof glass impregnated with vacuum-filled lightbulb-like cavities. Each cavity has a
small piece of tungsten suspended as it would be in a lightbulb.
When the microwave is turned on, the food cooks, and is illuminated by the random microcavities that absorb the microwaves, glow white-hot, and radiate the energy back as light.
Caution: dish will be hot when you take it out--please use the heat-proof non-glowing handle.
Microwave Glow Block
original inspiration [cowtamer, Nov 20 2008]
Microwaving a Lightbulb
[cowtamer, Nov 20 2008]
||Good idea. I wonder if quantum dots (impregnated into the glass container) could be designed to be excited by microwave frequency and emit light in the visible spectrum.