Casimir force/ ZPE machine invented.

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  1. John Devers (AVATAR) Registered Senior Member

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    Engineering emptiness. Even in vacuum, the Casimir force between a microscopic sphere and metal paddle alters the frequency of the paddle's oscillation. Specially designed "gaps" in micromechanical systems could someday be used to modify their behavior.

    Physicists have spent centuries tailoring materials to meet their needs, but a new experiment attempts to engineer with empty space. Researchers placed a tiny sphere within nanometers of an oscillating plate. A minuscule quantum mechanical attraction between the sphere and plate lowered the frequency of the plate's vibration, and the team varied the frequency by moving the bead. The experiment was the first measurement of the effects of the so-called Casimir force on a mechanical system. The results, appearing in the 19 November print issue of PRL, may lead to microscopic machines that use the force of empty space as one of their components.

    At the heart of these experiments is the Casimir effect, a phenomenon from quantum electrodynamics (QED). QED dictates that all space, even empty space, is filled with an infinite number of electromagnetic vibrations. When two uncharged metal surfaces are brought within nanometers of each other, there's a limit on the number of vibrations that can exist between them. The vibrations outside the plates create an inward pressure that pushes the plates together--the Casimir force.

    Federico Capasso and his team at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, NJ, used the Casimir force to control a tiny mechanical oscillator. They applied an alternating (AC) electric field to an uncharged metallic paddle, which caused it to seesaw at a fixed frequency and amplitude. Using a fine-tipped probe, they then lowered a gold plated sphere 100 ┬Ám in diameter toward the surface of the paddle. As the sphere came to within a few hundred nanometers of the surface, the team detected a change in the natural frequency of the paddle. By adjusting the height of the sphere by a few nanometers, they could alter the amplitude and frequency of oscillations.

    "The importance of this work is clearly in engineering applications," says Umar Mohideen of Columbia University in New York City. The Casimir force could cause micromechanical components to stick together, he explains, and so it is important to understand how it interacts with moving parts like the oscillator. Capasso believes that engineers could use their understanding of the Casimir force to design micromachines where empty space is used as a component. For example, he says, a version of this oscillator could be used as a precise position sensor. "In my opinion," he says, "there are lots of opportunities to engineer these quantum electrodynamic forces."
     
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  3. Mr. G reality.sys Valued Senior Member

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    Whoa, how Zen. Nothing moves me.

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  5. Malaclypse Perturber Registered Senior Member

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    excellent

    now let's move on the HUTCHISON EFFECT and we can start some REALTIME advances!!
     
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  7. John Devers (AVATAR) Registered Senior Member

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    Very interesting story on his site too, I just wonder what the full story is. Do you know if any of his pictures are on the web or if anyone else has claimed a similar effect with their tesla coils?
     
  8. Malaclypse Perturber Registered Senior Member

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    !

    not sure I've read any other reports that any of his experiments were successfully duplicated by anyone else.......I'll take a look....thanks.
     
  9. TIME02112 Registered Senior Member

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    Yes there are indeed "Others" among us whom are working on various multiapplicationary protype R & D that use thes effects, and more. (You'd be suprised!)

    Our TAP-TEN Research Foundation is in process of forming International Alliances to put this on the forefront of new technology interfaces through our network as we speak.
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    Casimir effect is the motion of two parallel plates because of quantum fluctuations in a vacuum. The plates are so close together that only small fluctuations fit in between; the bigger modes are excluded (right). They exert a total force greater than that by the smaller modes and hence push the plates together. The effect was observed by Steve K. Lamoreaux, now at Los Alamos National Laboratory, who relied on a torsion pendulum (left). A current applied to the piezoelectric stack tried to move the Casimir plate on the pendulum; the compensator plates held the pendulum still. The voltage needed to prevent any twisting served as a measure of the Casimir effect.
     
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