Lifter. Does it actually works in vaccum?

  • Thread starter atom888
  • Start date
  • #1
92
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

I'm sorry if you guys discuss this already but I need some clarification. The more I find out about this topic the more puzzling it becomes. Straighten this out for me. Thx

1) Does it actually works in vaccum? Many say yes and few say no.
2) When Beifeld and Brown did the experiment, they did not use asymetrical capacitor (meaning they use symtrical) and it still experience a force. Is this true?
3) If it not ion wind, what is?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
410
0
1) No. See 3)
2) I think asymmetry improves the effect but isn't necessary. I'm not sure, however.
3) Ion wind
 
  • #3
441
0
you'll probably get some force in vacuum due to the ionization of copper at the anode, however it won't be much. Also if you notice most of the vacuum systems used in these experiments aren't very good, and as such the effect will still persist as ion wind an still be created.
 
  • #4
92
0
you'll probably get some force in vacuum due to the ionization of copper at the anode, however it won't be much. Also if you notice most of the vacuum systems used in these experiments aren't very good, and as such the effect will still persist as ion wind an still be created.
it's a sad result :(
 

Related Threads for: Lifter. Does it actually works in vaccum?

Replies
6
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
14
Views
7K
Replies
3
Views
8K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
3K
Replies
9
Views
9K
  • Last Post
Replies
12
Views
2K
Top