matt writes: An interesting follow-up post on the Yahoo message board free_energy
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/free_energy discusses creating a generator using the Casimir effect.
The writer is referring to an earlier post which explains a generator idea, but has some flaws. The conversation continues:
--First, let me say thank you to all who gave great feedback
especially: Leonard Belfroy, Tomas and Carole, Gary, and Sterling.
Before I write about why the Casimir Effect Generator (CEG) won't
work "as-is", let me talk a bit about why I think this direction of FE
research is worth taking a closer look into:
Zero-point energy (Z-PE) is energy that is all around us. It exists
in the form of photons popping into and out of existance. The best
thing about zero point energy is that it's 100% free! Z-PE occurs
seemingly independant of any cause within our universe, perhaps the
source of energy disturbance comes from other dimensions we cannot
see, or from the instability of the "fabric" of space-time itself.
Nonetheless, ZP-E exists, it's free, and the evidence of its
existance is the Casimir Effect which has been experimentally tested
The reason the Casimir Effect Generator I proposed last week won't
work as-is is so simple I wanted to kick myself when it occured to
me. The way I set up the generator would only allow force to be
applied in one direction at a constant rate. The CEG could work
depending on whether or not the Casimir Effect applies a constant
force (See next Para). Piezoelectric (PZE) materials only produce a
current by intermitent application of force, not constant application
of force. (Currently they're investigating the use of PZE materials
on the heals of soldiers' combat boots to generate power for troops
in the field. These heal PZE devices generate a current each time the
soldier takes a step(See Scientific American, October 2003 cover
story for more information)).
So the trick now is to figure out how to make a device that exploits
Z-PE to generate a current. I'm still on the piezoelectric kick, so
that's the route I'll be exploring. First thing I'll investigate is
whether or not a probability curve for zero-point energy has been
derived based on experimental data. The probability curve will let me
know whether Z-PE is relatively uniform in occurance (i.e. if
particles pop in and out of existance at a relatively uniform or non-
uniform rate). If the rate of Z-PE occurance is uniform, then I have
no ideas how to redesign the CEG. However, if the Z-PE is non-uniform
then the CEG could work as-is.
Anyone have any info or experimental data for the Casimir Effect?
Tomas and Carole had an interesting suggestion:
Making this into a generator might uncover the free energy concepts
around. In this case two small plates are structures, they could be
resonating and producing resonate structures on their sides. Here
think of the two slit experiment, the slits are the plates, the
interference pattern are the resonate structures that might be
produced. Like a tuning fork. Except the resonate pattern may push
the plates in.
Scaled up you could produce energy if you could use the reaction of
Sorry for being long winded, but I think sometimes this subject
requires lengthy wind!
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