Can RFID Tags Be Used in a Microwave Oven?

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Ask The ExpertsCan RFID Tags Be Used in a Microwave Oven?
RFID Journal Staff asked 12 years ago
Does any company manufacture an inexpensive radio frequency identification system for reusable coffee mugs that can withstand repeated microwave usage?

—Name withheld

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I’ve not heard of any RFID tags that can survive placement in a microwave oven, but perhaps one of our readers is aware of such a tag. If so, please post that information below. Note that even if such a tag existed, it’s unlikely that it would be inexpensive—especially if it were embedded in a housing that could protect it from the energy of a microwave oven.

—Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal

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