There are a lot of sites that are quite off-the wall, claiming that we are on the verge of antigravity, free energy, etc. They seem to forget the fact that we are presently capable of exploiting energy differentials, and since ZPE is the ground state of the quantum vacuum, it's tough to generate a diferential in it.Garth said:Interesting site, it seems nearly everything can be explained by ZPE!
You are correct. Few people understand that the small gap between the plates of a Casimir device restrict the formation of some portion of the ZPE field and therefore produce an area that is just a bit under the normal ZPE ground state, so the measured Casimir forces are quite small. The ZPE field contains tremendous amounts of energy, but unless someone can find a way to generate a field that is considerably lower in energy than the ZPE ground state, extracting usable amounts of energy from the field is impossible.Garth said:One problem with it is, if then how come experimental verification has revolved around only the tiniest of forces, the Casimir force, and no one has been able to extract any noticeable energy out of it?
Although the Casimir force ~d^-4 does tend to infinity as d tends to zero the separations are so small that only a tiny amount of energy can actually be extracted, and once the plates have collapsed together it will require the same amount of energy to prise them apart. IOW it is a 'use once only' source of power.
Having said that I find ZPE quite useful from a cosmological point of view in SCC, and indeed perhaps in standard cosmology as dark energy so I don't want to be too dismissive!!
In my model, the antiparticles in each ZPE virtual pair are attracted more strongly to nearby matter than are their particle counterparts. This attraction causes the difference in gravitational infall rates. The inertial masses of particles and antiparticles are perfectly equivalent, but the gravitational masses differ due to this attraction.Garth said:But turbo-1
Is there not a "chicken and egg" problem, which comes first, ZPE polarisation or gravitational infall?
As a crude analogy, envision the field as a tabletop full of weak bar magnets, randomly oriented. Now introduce a powerful N monopole into the middle of them, and what happens? The magnets near the monopole guickly swing into alignment (S poles toward the N monopole) and pack toward the monopole. Magnets farther out will also align and pack in more tightly as they are faced with a uniformly-oriented wall of N poles from their neighbors closer to the monopole. The strong attraction of antiparticles of the ZPE field will cause antiparticles to align closer to the large mass than their particle counterparts. The neighboring pairs (farther from the large mass), faced with a wall of particles, will also orient with their antiparticles oriented toward the mass. This is how matter densifies and polarizes the ZPE field.
Garth, I understand that in SCC the equivalence of inertial mass and gravitational mass is broken. Is the equivalence broken equally for both matter and antimatter, or can your model make that distinction? Does it even need to?