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Posted by: LukeSkywalker - Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:31 am
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Post Electron cluster research   Posted on: Wed Jul 20, 2005 1:31 am
I've been reading about electron clusters and their supposed role in cold fusion experiments and transmutations (google "Ken Shoulders and Jack Saffarti"). The concept seems to be that toroidial electron clusters called EV's can drag atomic nuclei with them and accelerate them to high velocity (0.1c ?) in relatively weak feilds (tens of Kv, not Mv) b/c the electron clusters are highly charged but have little mass. If the emission rate could be improved, perhaps this scheme could provide a big leap in ion thruster technology. Does anyone know any more about this subject than I do (which isn't much)? Is the EV research credible?

[Edit: this could also have bearing on fusion/fission drives and power supplies]


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Post    Posted on: Wed Jul 20, 2005 7:06 am
That's Jack Sarfatti (not Saffarti) and be apprised that he is considered by most of the sci.space usenet community (just for example) as a very special kind of troll.

http://www.aetherometry.com/sarfatti_mail.html

http://www.ratbags.com/ranters/sarfatti001018.htm

http://www.paranoiamagazine.com/destinymatrix.html

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Post    Posted on: Thu Jul 21, 2005 2:58 am
Sorry about the misspelling. I figured these guys might be disreputable. I found a whole case of Shoulders's works, and he has an aweful lot of really far-fetched extrapolations from what might have been some good work for all I know. Oh well. I will keep looking into it, but w/ a grain of salt. Thanks. (I should have expected you to be the one to answer this, seeing how you dealt with that longjevity fellow...)


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